In 2012, it’s common to share things online with friends, family or even people you’ve never met through services such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We might share a thought, a proud moment, a mundane update on activity or a photographic snapshot from our everyday life. Many of these online postings only exist online and are accessible through a web browser or app, even though there is often a physical, in-the-world activity that served as their genesis. The Family Traces project is an initial exploration into situating home member’s social networking activity in the home itself. Open questions include how to effectively manage privacy and disclosure, what manifestation these digital traces of life should take on when situated in the home, and what practices emerge and evolve as a result.