Full Interview: Abigail Sellen on Total Capture and Human Memory

Abigail-Sellen1.jpg

                                                                                    Photo courtesy of Microsoft Research

Right now we are in the age of life-logging, recording every bit of information about what we do in a day. This behavior is also called total capture and Facebook's latest Timeline feature, has introduced the idea of total capture to mainstream audiences. A Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Abigail Sellen is critical of the modern conversation on life-logging and total capture and argues this technical handling of memories through indexing and metadata is just not how human memory works.

You can hear the full, uncut interview below, or download the MP3. [runs 23:58]

Download Flash Player to view this content.

If you like hearing these extended interviews, why not subscribe to Spark Plus? It's a podcast feed full of additional blog-only content like this. [Subscribe via RSS] or [Subscribe with iTunes]


 

Comments are closed.