Mike Bukhin and Michael DelGaudio
WayMark gives users an alternative perspective on their daily interactions by documenting continuously and effortlessly their life. All you have to do is install the Waymarkr software on your Internet enabled Series 60 mobile phone. Once the software is enabled, your phone will continously take photographs of your events and perspectives. All photographs are sent to a remote server so your phone never runs out of space. You can then login to the Waymarkr web site, annotate and share your photos, see stop motion movies of your captured event and map out where your images were taken. You can also see other user’s photos that were taken at the same time and place as yours.
The idea is to get to see what’s in front of us: beautiful things, actions or events to which we haven’t paid attention. This constant snapping gives another perspective on our life: is it really me? Do i really spend that much time in front of the computer? Nothing is edited. The camera phone should be worn in a pouch around the neck or at shoulder level to get a better perspective. Users don’t have to do anything, they don’t even have to decide when to shoot, they should only wear their phonecamera and the system will do the rest. There’s the option to set the device on night mode or to decide when a certain set of images should be kept private.
I’m looking forward to be back in Europe and test it. Btw, it’s a beta version and DelGaudio and Bukhin still need people to test WayMarkr out of the US.
Inspired by Steve Mann.
Check also Mann’s Glogger project, “a web service and program that allows people to instantaneously share content from their camera phones or manually from their digital camera.”