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Intel's Museum of Me [intel.com] is an online exhibition showing the visual archive of one's social life, communicated through Facebook.

The exhibition contains no infographic illustrations or statistical data such as with its conceptually similar printed version sister idea, and instead focuses on showing one's social qualitative media content, compressed in a 3-minute animation. The data includes images of friends, image galleries of friends, a world map of one's most frequented locations, a futuristic scrolling text installation containing the words that appear most frequently on the wall, screenshots of links, the photos and videos most liked, and finally some robot dance manipulating a suspended collection of images.

If you have no Facebook account, you can still experience the museum below.

Via Creative Review.



Museum of Me is undeniably slick but lacks a narrative structure or storytelling that would *really* make it fantastic. The emotional connection between the "exhibit" and the viewer comes through the memories sparked through seeing random words, images, videos, which are then exaggerated by the gorgeous presentation and soaring music.

Ultimately, though, there's no content. What would stop Museum of Me from arranging the exhibit through the lens of life events --- events that were also captured by a number of other friends --- through comments or posts that received the most attention? The Museum of Me wants to celebrate connections but only serves as a mirror, and a cloudy one at that.

Wed 08 Jun 2011 at 1:59 AM
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