Thursday, October 4, 2007

ipod, progress & commitment

Wedding in 22 days... sanity level surprisingly 3 (on a scale of just fine to bridezilla)

I felt at though I was the only 25 year old Bostonian without an ipod. Well no longer. Luckily my sister bought a new mac, got a free ipod, and passed her old one along to me. How did I live without this beautiful little box before? Storing my music is great... but I didn't know it would sync with iCal to organize my life for me! As soon as verizon no longer owns my soul (Feb 22nd) then I'm switching and getting myself an iphone.

Today I did mange to accomplish more than my wonderful discovery of the ipod (just 5 years later than all of my friends). I have been sending messages to my facebook friends and 2 have written back. My photo project "the people I used to know" may get off the ground after all! I also did some more photographs at the Ring's home. Meaning I am continuing my homes project as well. How committed of me! ;)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

"People I used to know"

I'm starting a portrait photography project called "People I used to know." We have a natural curiosity about those they've known in their lives. Now all we have to do is turn to the virtual world to learn about people from our past. I can find out where my old friends work, live, and even see recent photos of them! In fact there are many people that I am now virtual friends with. The most interesting thing is that many of my facebook/myspace "friends" are not people I would have considered friends when I knew them. We were acquaintances at best. So what are we so interested in each others lives that we "re-connect" now? Or is it a popularity contest is virtually display who has the most friends? I can't decide. Thought I've collected these friends I haven't sent them messages, just added them to my list (or they added me). I find our curiosity paired with technology to have created an amazing virtual network. I want to explore this in my work. I am going to change the dynamic by actually contacting these people I used to know.