Case Study: Photo Box V.S. Little Printer
Technologies make our living environment more convenience and quickly. People have been seeking for “speed”; also enjoy its power. However, our experiential contacts and the relationship between others may also have been erased from “speed”. Nowadays, we can transfer photos faster, it seems easier to store a big scale of our collections but nonsense. “I think, therefore I am” is a philosophical proposition by René Descartes. Our spirit shall be constant. If we don’t have time to think, we could not have critical reflection in our lives.
Photobox just likes a memorial device. Users can “live with” the artifact for a long period of time. It creates photos randomly and infrequently, so that we can have some unexpected encounter by the digital photo collections in our future days. Through the material of wooden case and the memorial story, that we can have a rest time to calm our mind and refresh our feelings in daily life.
On the contrary, people can make choices by using little printer. Little printer can be a character exists at your home. You can make decisions to set the time that when you want to print. The recomposed layouts let the information be more useful, meaningful and diverse possibility. You may take the little memos on the way going to the station, or stick them anywhere to remind you something in another point of view.
As being slow technology, both of the little printer and photobox welcome the meanings emerging through the process. Giving us a chance to make our photos or information in more meaningful way. But maybe the functions and the small appearance of the little printer let it more flexible, and expendable to suit our mobile life.