3 minute Reflection Video


We’ve spent an entire semester thinking about, researching, analyzing, investigating and building structures and technologies to support memory with technology. We’ve done this as interdisciplinary collaboration with students from across the CMU campus and with the input, time and consideration of dozens of faculty and external experts. As part of this exercise, we’d like you to share your experience of this course, review the investigations and explorations we’ve conducted and the challenges, opportunities and potential memory augmentation with digital technologies we’ve uncovered.

‘Why should (or shouldn’t) we augment memory?’


Create a video (up to 3 minutes) that addresses this question.

Share your personal experience in this course and aspirations for the future of digital memory

Reflect on your experiences of building memory technologies and spaces, and on the outcomes and interactions you’ve had as part of this course.

Talk about what’s next for you and for digital memory?

Submitting your work:

  1. Upload your video to Vimeo (hard requirement)

  2. Post the video to the #reflections channel on slack.

  3. We’ll compile the videos into a playlist for the group to be viewed together.

Think about

When preparing your video, below are some questions you might think about:

  • Review the process of designing technology for memory (what ideas did you uncover by making prototypes?; how did these prototypes reveal possibilities or get integrated into the final outcomes?);
  • Talk about what you learned as part of this course;
  • Talk about the collaborative experience as part of this course;
  • How has your perspective on human memory changed as a result of this course?
  • Are you more or less excited about digital memory now?
  • What are you most proud of?
  • Share your thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and potential of designing technology solutions to augment/support human memory?;
  • Describe your understanding of the process of designing and developing memory technologies/space;
  • Explore the unresolved questions you encountered in your investigations;
  • What excites you now about memory exploration?
  • Look to the future: what’s next for you or for memory?


  • Bring in footage/images from your assignments and outcomes.
  • Draw on images/ideas/concepts about space exploration that you love;
  • Draw on footage from movies or TV that deal with memory - there’s lots to choose from!

Preparing a Video a.k.a How do I this?

You can sketch it, draw it, design it, record it, rip and edit it, or combine all these mediums, in a way that creates a compelling video.

Capturing Video:

  • Your smartphone is an awesome video camera or use the webcam in your laptop/tablet!

  • DSLRs are available from the IDeATe Lending pool (Hunt Basement) and have video recording capabilities. There’s also some Yeti USB mic’s for doing voice overs.