This Memory Desk is a tool to record all the small items you write down once, but intend to forget tomorrow.
I’ve come to realize that I’m somewhat obsessed with how we remember the past. This is the latest installment in that series and a more serious attempt at furniture making. There are a hundreds of little things that we don’t try to remember every year or even every week. Does the sum of all these tiny parts produce a new narrative on our lives?
1,100 yards of paper will record the lists, the phones numbers you call once, the pixel size of that box on that website, the street name of that business, and the long division you try to remember.
Extremely cool idea. If I had a place to put one of these, I’d definitely do it. Blueprints available under a creative commons license, so you can build your own.
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Paraphrasing a quote I can’t find, “The past is not what happened; the past is what we remember.”