First Memories is an oral history repository of individual retellings of first memories. Each memory is collected and held in an unmarked digital box, and stored in a specific, unchanging location. Due to the sheer number of memories, finding a particular box is nearly impossible, and the end product becomes a mass of individual perspectives, undefinable from each other until listened to.

Click inside the flash player below to interact with First Memories:

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Technology

Built in Actionscript/Flash, First Memories is a physical installation within the web. Users could call a 1-800 number to submit their own first memory. This memory was recorded and then submitted into the memory repository.