Posts tagged ‘lifecasting’

  • Metalife: The Movie

    by Barry Chudakov on June 30th, 2012

    For a century we went to the movies. Now we’re going into them.

    Condition One is an embeddable immersive video player that allows you to experience previously recorded video as though you are there as the video is happening. No longer content with some producer’s notion of plot and character; the notions now are all ours. With an iPad app we become a gadgeted auteur: My Life, the Rockumentary.

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  • Hasan Elahi: Surveillance As Storytelling

    by Barry Chudakov on August 30th, 2011

    Few people have as fully realized a Metalife as Hasan Elahi. Its necessity, a case of mistaken identity, was the mother of considerable invention. In 2002, when he stepped off a flight from the Netherlands, he was detained at the Detroit airport. FBI agents later told him they had been tipped off that he was hoarding explosives in a Florida storage unit. While subsequent lie detector tests convinced them he wasn’t their man, Elahi knew after this detention he would be carefully watched.

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  • Interview: Digital Forensics and Metalife

    by Barry Chudakov on June 29th, 2011

    Most of us give little consideration to the further life of our digital explorations—the messages we text, the files we send, the photos we store. That is, until something that we thought was ‘ours’ becomes evidence of something else.

    Douglas Brush is Founder and Chief Forensic Examiner of The Digital Forensic Group in New York City. The company’s mission is to use specialized computer forensic methodologies and tools for the identification, extraction, preservation, analysis and documentation of electronic evidence as it is used in civil and criminal matters. The Digital Forensic Group provides its services to law firms, corporations, government agencies, and individuals. In essence they devise a framework for investigating moments captured on digital devices in order to provide clarity and ultimately a report of what happened.

    As we will see, Brush’s work is fundamentally about the unearthing and documenting of a Metalife. This life is a shadow digital existence with our name and footprints all over it.

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  • Lifelogs

    by Barry Chudakov on October 21st, 2009

    Metalife happens because we don’t always notice that as we use communication tools, they change our thinking and our lives. So today as new tools compel us to communicate more visually, ‘show don’t tell’ becomes the new business mantra and Gen Y speech patterns compress to acronyms and Tweet-speak. This is part of an evolving adaptation that affects our minds and actions, an adaptation that has been with us since we first started using alphabets.

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