Timesnapper reminds me of the Paul Auster script ‘Smoke‘
where this storekeeper goes outside his store everyday of the year at
exactly 12 noon to take a photograph of his store front. The value
comes through the existence of these images over time: each individual
image is worthless. And that’s obviously the value of Timesnapper. It
produces images of your desktop every 5 seconds. I like the concept.
The document of my day was, however, dull. It’s only as good as you
What I want to know is that given that we’re able to document our
lives in ever more ways and soon to be 24/7 video, how are we to make
sense of it? How do we package it for others? How do we make it, well,
more interesting…? Please.