This set of probes was designed to explore the idea of creating, recalling, and forgetting memories. It was created
for Aisling Kelliher's Experiential Media Design Class. All of the materials, including the family photographs contained in the
box, were purchased at the Pittsburgh Center for
This work was inspired by the great variety of design and cultural probes that
have been produced, in particular by the fabulous work documented in the paper
'Making Design Probes Work'
by Jayne Wallace, John McCarthy, and Peter C. Wright, and Patrick Olivier.
The probes were designed to play around with
the idea of making memories, recalling memories, and forgetting. These probes were never
deployed formally, though they did inspire further thinking around
the nature of digital memory.