An Evolution Of Recordkeeping

Exercise Take a narrative structure and translate it into an object. What stories do objects tell? What is the story your object is telling?

Lascaux Cave Paintings, estimated to be up to 20,000 years old.


The majority of the paintings chronicled animals believed to be native to the region.


The Egyptian Dream Book: This papyrus has been dated to the early reign of Ramesses II (1279-1213 B.C.).


An early printed version of the King James Bible, dated 1613.


Captain’s Log, R.M.S. Oceanic, 1912


The training logbook of WWII fighter pilot Walter Dove.


Final flight recordings of Air France Flight 447 in June 2009

Flight transcript of “Miracle on Hudson” in January 2009

Daily Practice entries.

Daily habits and how they tell stories.

  1. The ability to chronicle speaks to leisure time and class.
  2. The plotting of these points reveals a lifestyle and level of predictability that is already concerning.
Is my legacy a bunch of color-coded iCal entries?

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