Tales of Things & Electronic Memory
Jane MacDonald, of the Edinburgh College of Art, is coordinator and administrator of the TOTeM (Tales of Things & Electronic Memory) research project.
Tales of Things enables any object to be directly linked to a video or text “biography” that describes its history and background. Launched in 2010, the TalesOfThings.com website is part of the TOTeM: Tales of Things & Electronic Memory research project, a collaboration between five universities and the Research Council’s UK Digital Economy programme.
The project has been driven by an interest in people, artefacts, memories, time, space and technology, exploring what happens when real objects, people and stories are hyperlinked via the web.