Breadcrumbs: Postcards from the present

Philip J Donaldson

Is it possible for us to untether ourselves from our devices in a way that also allows us to remember lifes special moments?


This project deals with how we form memories and share stories with one another. In the pursuit of understanding this I have created a new type of instant camera. By mimicking tricks our brain uses in the formation of strong memories, I am hoping with this device to keep people in the moment while also giving them a lightweight way to document their lives. Operation couldn’t be more simple. You switch Breadcrumbs on, wait for the green light and push the button. After pressing the button a receipt will print with the time, date, your location, and some information synthesized since your last check in.



Thesis Presentation Video