design students jacek barcikowski, jennifer kay and martina pagura from the copenhagen institute of interaction design have collaboratively developed ‘sidetrack’, a table which allows users to reflect on their working routine by drawing their pattern of behaviour. here sensors are placed in areas one wishes to observe, while the marker records the user’s movement from space to space. incorporating the mechanics of an old printer and a bang & olufsen turntable, this handcrafted design becomes a visual narrator of the intangible pockets of time and energy one dedicates to working.
The Library of Congress has decided to add Twitter’s vast collection of tweets to its archive. Once methods of searching and researching the collection are developed, the tweets could lend valuable insights about historical events and cultural trends. “We think there are discoveries that are going to be made that we can’t even conceive of right now,” said Matt Raymond, director of communications for the Library.
@TFLN (248): Awesome, the library of congress archived all tweets. Now my great grandchildren can pinpoint the date they inherited alcoholism.