The Autographer

For one of my classes (blog found here) this term we are experimenting with the Autographer, a device that takes pictures at high, medium, or low intervals in order to document ones’ life in a ‘hands-off’ way. Part of a greater trend of lifestreaming, the Autographer offers GPS tracking of images, an app to review files, and easy video and GIF-editing software.


For the purposes of the class we are studying how this device may be useful for people with Alzheimer’s disease to retrace and recall their footsteps over the course of the day. I believe it may lead to frustration and/or confusion as the disease progresses but in the early stages it may be a useful tool.

The lens creates a fish-eye effect and I found my long hair and scarves were constantly obstructing its “big brother” view of the world. I got various reactions from friends, family, and strangers when wearing it, but it mostly inspired confusion.

Reviewing the photos was equal parts boring and fun, and I enjoyed finding some really great, natural shots of moments that would otherwise be forgotten or deemed unworthy of a snapshot.

Here are a few of my favourites.

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[ Out with friends. ]

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[ Hard at work. ]

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[ Breakfast & errands. ]

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[ Bestie’s birthday celebrations. ]

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[ Packing up and finding my directions. ]

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[ On the move. ]

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[ AGO. ]

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[ Having a time at lunch with my big brother. ]

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