By minutiae, LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
minutiae: Life. Uncurated, unfollowed, unfiltered.
By Martin Adolfsson & Daniel J Wilson
*** Featured in Wired, Vice, Financial Times and more ***
minutiae is an anti-social media app that helps participants capture the undocumented ordinary moments of life -- moments you would otherwise simply forget.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Once each day, at a random minute, all minutiae participants around the globe receive an alert simultaneously.
2. You have exactly one minute to respond to the alert and open the minutiae app.
3. Capture whatever is in front of you, there and then.
4. Once you’ve documented your moment, you have 60 seconds to explore previous moments. Both your own, and those of one random stranger you are matched with each day.
4. Repeat for 1440 days (once for every minute in 24 hours).
5. The final outcome of this long term collaboration between artist and participant is a digital archive of all of your captured moments, with the option to turn this archive into a physical book.
**** To prevent receiving alerts during night time, activate "Do Not Disturb" mode***
THE minutiae MANIFESTO
YOU ARE NOT YOUR TIMELINE
Social media was supposed to keep us in touch with our friends but has instead turned us all into unwitting monkeys filling out the world’s longest consumer survey.
Facebook doesn’t want your money. It wants your time.
minutiae is a response to our current moment: an anonymous anti-social media app that forces its users to document the in-between moments of life.
A collaboration between artist and participant that retrieves forgotten moments and celebrates the ordinary.
minutiae IS NOT A NORMAL APP
minutiae does not provide instant gratification
minutiae is not interested in your data
minutiae will not increase your efficiency
minutiae is not a popularity contest
minutiae is (let’s be honest) not for everyone
minutiae IS YOUR AUTOMATED SELF-PORTRAIT
minutiae is random moments.
minutiae is forgotten memories.
minutiae is life. Real life. Uncurated. Unfiltered. Unfollowed.
minutiae is a marathon, not a sprint.
For more information please visit the minutiae webpage at www.minutiae-app.org where you can find a FAQ.
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I absolutely love the concept. There's a satisfaction when you're able to take the picture and sort of see whatever the rest of the world is doing. I would also say it isn't for everyone. Some people love the concept, others don't. But I love the fact that I'll see a little booklet in four years of all the random pictures in my life. I wonder if I'll remember what I was doing that day or if they'll really just look like random pics
One suggestion though. I don't know if it's possible but the other day I was on my way home on the train and had no service. I still got the notification but my picture did not upload bc I did not have service. The app should maybe save an offline version to upload. Obviously I'd get that I wouldn't be able to see anyone else's pictures or mine but it's unfortunate that I still got the notification but was unable to save it on the app.
It requires some getting used to, but I really love this app. It takes a basic (and very original) concept and does it well. One pic a day and the subject is wide open. Just minutia, as implied? Only your alarm clock if you're in bed? Only red objects between 4 pm and 5 pm? Some of the tiles are just going to be black: deep sleep, driving, at a movie, on a plane, in a pool - but that pattern will help tell your own story too. Then, seeing other people's pictures is fascinating (sort of like a glimpse of super-private webcams). It's hard not to feel a sense of human connection to all of the other people taking a picture in that day's minute. This app is the sort of thing that wouldn't even have made sense to me 15 years ago. This is social media in the same way that Journey is a multiplayer game.
This app is definitely not for everyone but I love it! After reading through a lot of the reviews, I have to wonder did anyone read about the project and how it would work before trying it... lol
I don't care that it wakes me; I'll put my phone to "do not disturb" if I don't want that to happen. I have a lot of black squares of my bedroom ceiling :) Of course I miss moments, we all have lives to live. Sometime I'm doing something awesome and think now would be a great time for the app to go off but then I get home and take pic of my refrigerator. It's perfect and makes me laugh.
I can't wait to see the pattern my life's moments create. I am truly enjoying this.