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Cameras 160 and 162 return from Greenland

July 26, 2009 by admin

Camera 160 Image 7

Camera 160 and Camera 162, two of the cameras taken to Greenland with Sally R. have returned home this weekend. Sally R. took them to the Science Centre near Kangerlussuaq whilst she was working out there, and handed them out to the teams going out on the icesheets. Collecting two of them before she left, the images show amazing snowy lands and the work being done out there. Two other cameras are still in Greeland, one has been picked up, and the other is still at the KISS Centre.

Thanks for Sally and everyone who took part in the camera.

Two cameras return from Greenland

July 24, 2009 by admin

Sally R. emailed us a couple of days ago to tell us about some of the cameras we sent to Greenland:

Back safe and sound with two of the cameras, both of which are full of photos. As you already know I have passed one camera on to Sam d who was in our field party. He is waiting in Kangerlussuaq to find out where his travels will take him next……..

I also left one of the cameras at the research station KISS, let’s see if someone picks it up or not!!

Talking about the project

July 15, 2009 by admin

I was asked to talk last night about the Disposable Memory Project at an event held by the IPA in London. The videos of the talk should be online within the next week, but in the meantime, the slides are available here and on slideshare.

Update: Chris from Vizeum wrote about the event here for an overview of what was spoken about.

Camera 84 returns home

July 11, 2009 by admin

Image from Camera 84

Camera 84 has returned home after a journey of 82 days and 5300 miles.

Starting in London with Matt L, the camera immediately hit the party scene, going for dinner at Soho House:

“I took it to a dinner I organised for Michael Johnson at Soho house, where lots of people – russell davies, matt jones, matt webb, alice taylor, et al – took pictures, before we gave it to Michael to take back to SF.”

The camera then hopped across the pond with Michael J, and the roll was finished off in Oakland, California.

This was also the first camera to use our increasing global team of Project Helpers to get the camera back to the UK for developing and uploading. Karen B, our East Coast USA local representative helped the camera on its way home.

If you took part in this camera, recognise the locations, feature in any of the images, or just want to comment on the journey and images – please add a comment by hitting the ‘Comments’ tab on the Camera 84 page, we’d love to hear from you!


July 1, 2009 by admin

Michael N has very kindly translated the instruction cards for the back of cameras into Japanese and Chinese, in case other people want to create cameras in those countries. We’ll be adding these to the site somewhere so people creating cameras can access the translations as needed, and we’ll try and do the same for more languages.

We also need help to translate our ‘found a camera’ page into other languages, so people who stumble across the cameras are able to understand more about the project. We have German and Spanish already, and Japanese and Chinese in the works. If you can help out translating the site into other languages, please let us know.

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