Neil Churcher, Mina Haggedorn, Heather Martin
Me, Myself, I
Building memories: Connecting visitors to IDII
What do users want : the questions
I sent out about 15 eMails to the institute's past guests, asking them a few questions, to get the feeling if my potential users will value this project. Here are the questions:
1. Would you be interested in contributing a work to such a project?
2. Would it interest you to see what others have contributed? What would interest you to know about them?
3. What were the things you wanted to know before you came to IDII?
4. Who was your source of information to get that information?
5. Would it be interesting for you to be able to communicate directly with other visitors?
6. If you would get a souvenir from IDII, would you prefer something that contains student and faculty works
or other visitors' works?
What do users want : the learnings
Project is interesting
It’s interesting to see what others have contributed,
as well as students and faculty works
What else is interesting :
Who else came? Who are they? Do I know them?
What does the artifact mean to them?
When and why they came
Communicate with others
Personal memories (mine and others’)
What’s going on in IDII when I arrive
I also asked some of them to contribute something for the project, to understand what kind of traces our guests might leave behind them. Here are some examples:
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Guest name: Mina Hagedorn
Information Bodies , Remote presence in work environments, 1998
A joint project with Heather Martin
Guest name: Heather Martin
Automatic machine portrait
Guest name: Krzysztof Lenk
J.S. Bach, Partitas 1,3,6 , Piotr Anderszewski, Piano