2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

How Visual Life Logging Is Changing Photography

#sxsw #sigvisuals

What happens when you take a photo of every fragment of your life?
All those micro moments that are recorded and analysed. Has your visual existence been enhanced? What would you learn from your signature photographic aesthetic?
This talk will explore the notion that an 'unexamined (visual) life is not worth living'.
My talk will explore the implications of what mainstream visual life logging means for individuals, culture and photography.
The talk will use data from my trial of a leading visual life logging camera.
I will mix quantified self analytics with ‘qualified self’ data to interpret my visual record and its signature aesthetic.
I will contrast the culture of visual life logging with the rituals of analogue photographic albums to gain a better understanding of how we are changing the way we preserve and narrate memories and share experiences across the social graph.



David McNamara

Head of Social Strategy

Iris Worldwide

David is Head of Social Strategy at Iris Worldwide the leading global creative innovation network.
An accomplished agency professional with 17 years experience in creative agencies, he has a hybrid background in consulting, planning and creative agency management.
As a digital strategist and enthusiastic amateur photographer David combines his interest in visual culture, technology and communication.
He graduated from the University of East London with a BA Hons in Cultural Studies and has kept a keen interest in cultural communications strategy and digital anthropology.
He blogs regularly about strategy, mobile photography and visual social media.

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