I really like Tales of Things. Basically, digitally tag an object and add people's stories behind it .
It's not incredible digital tomfoolery, it's bloody simple. Most things are.
I first came across it reading case studies about the Scottish National Museum and Oxfam. Now you can pretty much tag anything.
I feel I want to attach memories to the stuff we keep in a couple of little boxes for the kids- one or two artifacts from their childhood that were important to us.
Let's face it, few objects are valuable for their qualities, it's what we believe about them and the stories behind them.
Imagine how you could transform those plaques in cities that tell you where a famous person used to live.
This plaque could be tagged with recollections from people who were alive when he first exploded onto the scene, YouTube videos of his best moments, who knows.
Of course there is History Tag that makes this kind of stuff dead easy.
I'd love to tag my record collection and books. The kids might never read them or listen, but I'd love them to know what some of it meant to me.
Imagine getting a brand new, overly priced racing bike with stories from the folks who made it about the materials, craft and artistry that went into making it.
Why on earth has Patek Phillippe with it's 'You don't own a Patek Phillippe, you look after it for the next generation done something with this other than a hateful 'image' press campaign?
I'd love to see static outdoor posters that share the stories and dreams of other people. I had hoped that this wonderful Art Everywhere campaign could have gone one stage further.