Monday, August 2, 2010

Memento Analogi - By B

It is really weird to be back here in San Francisco. This house is filled with mementos, little things we have collected over many years. Art, egg cups. It is strange to see all of our stuff, a lot of which i'd forgotten about (these mementos are meant to trigger a memory... but what if you don't remember the trigger?). We have been living essentially without mementos for the past two years... in apartments furnished (and art-ed) by others. Just like I have adapted my professional life for life anywhere (by moving into the so-called "cloud" -- an "office" where documents are not on paper (for the most part!) and, in fact, are not even on a local hard drive but can be accessed anywhere) i have been collecting and displaying mementos in another "house"-- the web--- where i can see them and share them ... (this blog, facebook, and flickr). I am curious whether I will collect and share fewer digital mementos now that I have a physical space again for my analog ones. Probably not... i like the cloud.. i like the freedom to know i can work anywhere... and live anywhere... because i don't think we're back here forever... our long range plan is to be able to be here and somewhere else... at the same time... i have largely figured out how to do this with documents and banks and blah blah blah ... i will need a memento strategy ...