PY-ROMPeggy Chi, Xiao Xiao, Keywon Chung, Carnaven Chiu and Hiroshi Ishii / 2008
Although modern ease of access to technology enables many of us to obsessively document our lives, much of the captured digital content is often disregarded and forgotten on storage devices, with no concerns of cost or decay. Can we design technology that helps people better appreciate captured memories? What would people do if they only had one more chance to relive past memories?
PY-ROM is a matchstick-like video recording and storage device concept that burns itself away after being used. This encourages designers to consider lifecycles and human-computer relationships by integrating physical properties into digitally augmenting everyday objects.