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Life with the Narrative Clip. An interview with Mike Merrill

How long have you been using your Narrative Clip?
I started using my Clip on May 3rd.

How often do you use your Clip and in what settings?
I wear it everyday (unless I forgot to charge it)!

Please explain your decision behind getting a Narrative Clip?
As a publicly traded person (www.kmikeym.com) I allow my shareholders to help me make the right choices in life. The proposal received 78% approval! That’s pretty overwhelming.

Describe what is it about the Narrative Clip that you like best?
I like when I forget I’m wearing it and it captures some element of my day that really speaks to what I was doing. Because I post a subset of the images to the web, I’m looking for images that give context to how I spent my day, who I was with, and where I went. The Clip often gives me the perfect selection.

How do you wear/use the camera?
I usually clip it to the center of my shirt or to my collar.

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What’s the most surprising and/or interesting photo you’ve gotten so far?
The most surprising and interesting are obviously ones I can’t share. ;)

Do you have any stories around how people react to the Clip?
A lot of people ask what it is and I’ve explained it a few ways. I wear a few activity trackers and I really think of it as a similar product. I use it to see how I performed on any given day.

What is best moment you’ve captured with the Narrative Clip and why?
At my 40th themed birthday party I didn’t bother taking pictures. I just wore the clip and it did a really great job. It took photos that I have no memory of.

Check out Mike’s flickr account for all the day’s action caught by the Clip.

What’s a specific use case for your Narrative Clip that you’re looking forward to trying out?
I’ve tried it on my dog and I like to stick it on the dash when driving. Placing the camera where it stays in the same place and catches a lot of action is really fun because it’s so small and unobtrusive.

What’s a feature(s) you’d really like to see added to the Narrative service in the future?
I keep losing it! :( Please help me with that!

Anything else you’d like to add or other Clip photos you’d like to share?
Feel free to check out all my pics.

Narrative Clip used in innovative MBA program at NYU

How we learn is incredibly important. I’d say most of us remember sitting through lecture after lecture for the majority of our educational experience but there are big questions surrounding the lecture-based approach like, what alternatives are more effective? Different methods of imparting knowledge are working their way into the education system and the Narrative Clip has found its way into the field of pedagogical research. Recently, the Clip was used in a new learning experience called Langone Lab, an orientation program for new MBA students at NYU’s Stern School of Business. This new learning experience was nominated for the 10th annual Campus Technology Innovators Awards and won its category: Education Futurist.

We spoke with Maya Georgieva, the Associate Director at the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at Stern, about the program, award and how the Narrative Clip has been involved.

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Maya Georgieva

Program: Langone Lab: An Innovative Orientation Program Leveraging Apps and Wearable Tech to Power New Learning Experiences

Award: Campus Technology Innovator Award – 11 honorees were selected in six categories, out of 215 nominations submitted from higher education institutions around the world.
Category: Education Futurist – visionary learning technology development; new program development; institutional reform; trend spotters: technology and society.

Tell us about the Center for Innovation in general and the program that was directly involved in this project.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CITL) is a teaching and learning center at the NYU Stern School of Business. We work with faculty and academic groups to enrich courses and programs through the thoughtful application of progressive pedagogy and new media. We partner with faculty to design learning experiences that focus on flipping the classroom, experiential and blended learning models.

Langone Lab Orientation – a two-day program – for the new MBA Stern students was introduced in Fall 2013. The concept of a traditional orientation was flipped — students reviewed materials online and then spent a weekend in an intensive learning experience focused on innovative thinking. In Spring 2014, we introduced a bold educational design powered by cutting edge technology to foster new student learning experiences. The result was an engaging and stimulating orientation program for our new MBA students.

During Langone Lab, student teams were asked to come up with an idea for a new product or service concept. They participated in a design thinking activity. Students used iPads and the ExplainEverything App to creatively prototype their ideas. They recorded a video story of the potential user experience. The students’ experience was captured through wearable technology, including the Narrative Clip Lifelogging Clip camera and Google Glass.

Langone Lab Orientation is an intensive educational experience designed to:

  • Expose students to a process of collaborative innovation that maintains a balance between creative intuition and analytical rigor
  • Challenge students to think disruptively by expanding their perceptual, conceptual and experimental scope
  • Facilitate experiential learning using innovative digital tools
  • Capture first-person experiences through the pioneering use of wearable technology
  • Inspire students to envision future possibilities

How did you hear about Narrative?

I first saw the Narrative Clip on Kickstarter in December of 2012. I was immediately intrigued by the possibilities of using the Narrative Clip in the context of higher education learning environments, so I backed the project and followed the development of the Clip. I was determined to experiment with the Clip and design a project that would leverage its experimental nature. Last year when we started discussing the idea of a new kind of student orientation I instantly knew that there will be a place for the Narrative Clip in it. I envisioned the use of the Clip to complement the experiential nature of this new learning experience. I did not have bold objectives, as the technology is so new it was important to place in a context where users would engage with it in a natural way. I was curious to see the reaction of students and faculty, hear their questions and continue to push boundaries in terms of learning design and experiences with wearable technology. We are in such an infancy stage of the wearable tech space that it is exciting to design for it. I counted the days to its arrival shortly before the official date for Langone Lab.

What part did the Narrative Clip play in the project?

Throughout the Orientation days, different students from the 35 teams wore the Narrative Clip. We captured the stream of images, we could see the moments of insights, joy and wonder as students participated in the activities in the two days. Selected streams were shared with students. The use of the Narrative Clip complemented the innovative and experiential nature of this new learning experience. Students were excited and intrigued to see the product in use only weeks after its official release. Being in the context of a business school, students not only wore the Clip they also engaged in a number of conversations about the entrepreneurial and technological innovation involved in the making of this product and it potential business and personal use in the future.

 

Do you see other uses for the Narrative Clip at the Center for Innovation? 

We intend to use the Narrative Clip again this fall for our MBA orientation titled Launch and the latest version of Langone Lab. During Launch teams of students will wear the Narrative Clip as they perform their ethnographic research around New York attempting to tackle some of the city challenges. In the future we hope to have students wear them during field trips as they participate in internships and visit businesses in New York city and globally. I think that it would be interesting to explore the opportunity to develop analytics based on the image stream captured by Narrative. I imagine students being able to receive feedback based on the information captured by the Narrative Clip. Today, we all look for analytics coming from web services such as Twitter, Facebook, G+ and others; imagine if we can get a similar feedback from the Narrative Clip and its complementing app on daily activities. Just from scanning my own stream I can see that I prefer talking to a distinct group of people in the office and I can also observe my activities when it comes to how I spent my day and the choices I made on a daily basis. I can see who I made laugh and spot momentary interactions and objects I never had time to notice in the rush of the moment or the day. In the context of the educational experience this type of personal information can reveal a lot about students learning styles and preferences. Finally, it can provide an unbiased look into understanding ourselves or signal possible behavior and other changes. The Quantified Self, personal and learning analytics is an area that personally intrigues me and there is tremendous potential in this area with a device that is nearly transparent.

What features would you like to see added to the Narrative experience (either hardware or software based)?

In the future, the Narrative Clip app may include improved artificial intelligence to create meaningful information from the captured raw data. It would also be interesting to see if the camera can be synchronized with motion or other sensors. Looking at a daily stream may provide more than just a visual journal for our students; it may be able to capture and deliver personalized feedback based on visual data collected. When paired with software that could potentially analyze the data, it would extremely helpful for students to see information on their performance as they participate in different activities and events throughout the day. Data from the streams may prove useful for student to better understand their bio clock and learning aptitudes throughout the day as well as better understand how they relate to different people and environments. The technology for adaptive learning is improving everyday.

What are your thoughts about the Narrative Clip and the future of wearable technology in the teaching/learning process?

My background is in communication arts and global education and this has been my inspiration for understanding the impact of the digital revolution. My work studies the learning sciences and the design of new learning experiences. I have done numerous projects incorporating new media, video storytelling, mobile devices, and for me exploring new technology like the Narrative Clip provides a lens for innovation along with understanding human experience in a digital age.

At some point in the not too distant future, we’ll look back and laugh at how we currently use our Smartphones – that we had to take them out of a pocket to take a photo or to connect with others through social media. We are continuing on a trajectory of technology becoming increasingly miniaturized, more personal and user-friendly. In the end, we are racing toward a highly social, media-rich, deeply interconnected world, where technology will be embedded in or on our bodies. We will be immersed in visual streams of information (both video and images), bio and environmental data, that will transform not only our daily lives, but our understandings of physical and personal space, social interactions and our relationship with time (the way we anticipate the future and retain the past – our personal histories). Everything from the corporate to the retail world – and I might add – education will be transformed.

For this to work both data and storage need to become intelligent and be able to work together, meaning I want the data to be stored but mostly I want my wearable tech to be able to organize, filter and work with my personal preferences and display it to me in a way that I as a human individual can make sense of it. I am not just interested in looking at numbers or even visualizations of numbers; it needs to work contextually, as personalized advice to me.

Wearable Tech is in an intensely innovative period right now. In effect, you could say it’s ahead of where consumers are in terms of the market. Yes, there’s interest – some of it real desire by people to use these devices, but for others just simple curiosity. And of course, there’s a degree of skepticism and resistance.

I have been working on these topics for the last ten years. The future of education is something I think about every single day. The Narrative Clip and wearable tech has the potential to free us from clumsy and bulky interfaces of the past (and the present!) and present us with an opportunity to leverage technology in an incredibly intimate way. Wearables will become part of our daily experience; we will learn, love and express ourselves with them in new and imaginative ways. I am fascinated by these developments and I’m looking forward to the future. I see the Narrative Clip as a significant development in this direction.

Life with the Narrative Clip: An Interview with Mark Hershberger

How long have you been using the Narrative Clip?
I would say that I have been using it consistently for about 8 months.

How often do you use the clip and in what settings?
I use my Clip about 3 to 5 times a week. Sometimes it depends on the weather. The Clip works best in bright daylight, so that is really the best time to use it. It has its limits when it comes to the light required for good pictures. I wear it when I walk around Philadelphia at lunchtime. Also, when I am out and about on weekends in South Jersey, be it at the shore, or doing some fun things with my daughters.

Please explain your decision behind getting a Narrative Clip.
I am an avid amateur photographer. I always have a camera with me. Love taking photos. But, as with many photos that I take of friends or family, they are generally “posed” or “composed.” It is hard to capture those random, unplanned moments if your DSLR is not ready to fire. I figured the clip might pick up random, interesting shots I might not otherwise have captured. And, it has.

Describe what it is about the Clip that you like best.
I think I enjoy the fact that I forget it is there. And then, after a day of wearing it around, the surprise factor of seeing what was captured all day is a lot of fun. Sure, there are many photos of the sky or the floor or nothing in particular, like 30 straight shots of my car steering wheel when I am driving somewhere, but then that great photo of something pops up, and it just makes you smile. The nature of capturing a photo every 30 seconds lends itself to a lot of photos of nothing interesting, but then, there it is, a photo that is perfectly candid, and makes you smile.

How do you wear the Clip?
Most times, I will clip it to my shirt. I find that wearing it about 2 buttons down from the top is about the perfect area. However, I also started clipping it to the back of a baseball cap, right on the adjustable Velcro strap area, which means it is facing backwards and capturing things that I am not looking at.unnamed-10

What is the most surprising and / or interesting photo you’ve gotten so far?
Well, it is not the best photo or, even really that interesting, but the story behind it is rather funny. I wore the clip to a concert in Philadelphia where some of my friends were playing. I hadn’t seen a few of them in a long while since they are from California. After the show, a few hugs went around, and, evidently, one of the hugs caused the clip to fall off of my shirt. I did not realize it until I was home and found it was no longer clipped onto my shirt. I searched the car, but nothing. I then realized that it must have dropped off during the post concert greetings. I called the venue the next day and inquired if anyone had turned in a small, square plastic clip item (thinking they might not know what a Narrative clip was). The girl says to me, “Oh, was it a Narrative Clip?” I said YES! Someone did indeed turn it in. When I picked it up and viewed the photos of the previous night, sure enough, there were a number of photos of the venue staff staring directly at the clip as if to say “What the heck is this thing??” Those…..were funny photos.

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Do you have any stories as to how people react to the Clip?
Most people look at it and ask, “What is that?” When I tell them it is a camera that snaps a photo every 30 seconds on it’s own, they think it is very cool but, they also get a little spooked knowing that they are being photographed without their knowledge. That is why I think a line of Narrative “skins” that make it look more like a decoration or a pin or something would make it much less conspicuous. If I was wearing a Narrative with a yellow smiley face skin, people would think it was simply a pin.

What is the best moment you have captured with the Clip.
There have been many interesting random moments but one of my favorite shots was actually taken indoors at the afore mentioned concert. Most of the shots were simply too dark, but it did capture one great shot that everyone on my social media sites just loved.unnamed-12

What is a specific use case for the Clip that you looking forward to in the future?
I’d like to clip it to my daughters when they graduate from high school and college. It would make for some interesting memories for them.

What features would you like to see added to the Clip in the future?
I would like an on / off switch. Much more convenient than having to put it into a pocket. I would also like to see much better performance in lower light situations. Right now, it really takes nice photos in bright daylight, but indoor lighting can be a be dark, and nighttime outdoors is very dark. Lastly, as I said before, a line of “skins” or snap on coverings that make it look more like a pin or a jewelry accessory would be great!

Anything else to add?
Overall, for a first generation idea and product, the clip works really well in many situations. I think that, with some thought and effort, you could make succeeding generations even better in many ways.

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Life with the Narrative Clip. An interview with Miri Rossitto

Location
Los Angeles, CA

How long have you been using your Narrative Clip?
We have been using our Narrative for a few weeks now.

How often do you use your Clip and in what settings?
Our whole family has been trying to use the narrative as much as possible every day. We take turns wearing the Clip throughout the day.

Please explain your decision behind getting a Narrative Clip?
I loved the thought of capturing moments that I never would have even thought of preserving with a photo.

Describe what is it about the Narrative Clip that you like best?
At the end of the day our whole family gathers around the computer to see what we captured. Our trip to Disneyland last week was absolutely hysterical. Between the pictures and the rides we had as much fun looking that the pics as we did at the park!

How do you wear/use the camera?
In that photo my daughter is helping my husband build her new desk for school.

What’s the most surprising and/or interesting photo you’ve gotten so far?
I have tweeted my favorites on Twitter @Roadzies.

Do you have any stories around how people react to the Clip?
Whenever I have explained the Clip to people that have asked they have all been super supportive and excited to get one themselves.

What is best moment you’ve captured with the Narrative Clip and why?
The best moment we captured was at Disneyland! We were on Star Tours and my oldest daughter was chosen as the Rebel Spy by Darth Vader. This was the ULTIMATE moment for her and I, of course, didn’t have a camera to capture it. When we got home THE NARRATIVE CAUGHT THE MOMENT!! It was blurry but it was there and my daughter was thrilled beyond belief.

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What’s a specific use case for your Narrative Clip that you’re looking forward to trying out?
I am an aspiring family travel writer. We are driving to the Grand Canyon in a few weeks and we can’t wait to take our Narrative. In fact, I am tempted to get a few more for us to wear on the trip!

What’s a feature(s) you’d really like to see added to the Narrative service in the future?
That’s a great question. We wished that it handled pics better while moving and in lower lit areas. Maybe video clips some day? Wider, brighter and better in movement.

Anything else you’d like to add or other Clip photos you’d like to share?
WE LOVE OUR NARRATIVE CLIP!!

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Life with the Narrative Clip. An interview with Hunter Bliss

Location:
Mannheim, Germany

How long have you been using your Narrative Clip?

20 days ago I received my clip in the mail and haven’t stopped recording since.

How often do you use your Clip and in what settings?

I use my camera to record myself and my surroundings at every moment of every day. From waking up to getting in bed, my camera makes sure that my life is never forgotten.

Please explain your decision behind getting a Narrative Clip.
After I left home (United States) and moved to Germany to begin studying, I ended up in a totally new mind-space that made me realize that I should cherish every second of my life before it’s gone. Unfortunately the human memory isn’t up to the task, so I got a camera that could help me remember everything. Now there will always be a tangible piece of my life in this reality even after I might not be there to see it.

Describe what it is about the Narrative Clip that you like best:
The look of the Narrative is very friendly and people become comfortable with it after only a few seconds of being around it. It also is the first camera I’ve heard of that isn’t immediately noticed due to size or design.

How do you wear/use the camera?

Recording every day of my life has actually posed somewhat of a challenge when it comes to wearing and mounting the camera. I’ve actually bought a few more button down shirts that allow me to mount it sideways. And if I’m not wearing it on my shirt, it’s either attached to the strap of my back pack or sitting on a surface close by. (I prefer to keep it on a still surface so the pictures are stable.)

What’s the most surprising and/or interesting photo you’ve gotten so far?

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​This was me in the anechoic chamber at our university.

Do you have any stories around how people react to the Clip?

At first I thought privacy would be a major issue with the people I know, but actually I’ve only received a few comments about it. Two of my three apartment mates think it’s a neat idea, and the other thinks it’s insane. I’ve also noticed that some people recognize the lens as a camera lens and stare at my chest while I talk to them.

What is the best moment you’ve captured with the Narrative Clip and why?
I don’t think I could single out a certain moment as my favorite. My intention for the camera is to record my whole life, so I would say I most appreciate the new perspective the Narrative gives me at all times. I’ve never seen time flow in this way before.

What’s a specific use case for your Narrative Clip that you’re looking forward to trying out?

I started with using sticky notes as portable mounts for the Narrative, but I’ve recently discovered that clocks are much more dynamic in-film. I’m going to experiment more with that effect.

What’s a feature(s) you’d really like to see added to the Narrative service in the future?

For my purposes, uploading all of my pictures to the cloud is nearly impossible. I would like to see better support for offline file management. I also wish the camera could take pictures in landscape orientation when I have the camera clipped vertically to the collars of my t-shirts.

Anything else you’d like to add or other Clip photos you’d like to share?

I would just like to tell people how unique this opportunity is, finally in the year 2014, we humans have the technological capability to record – in high definition – nearly every conscious moment of our lives. But this isn’t just digital immortality. Watching the time-lapses I’ve made is like looking into God’s eyes and witnessing what he sees even when I wasn’t focused on the moment. You can literally watch your own life fly by in the form of the most epic time-lapse ever made, the time-lapse of your own existence.

A day in the life of a farmer – as seen by the Narrative Clip

“A Day in the Life”

The Narrative Clip is being used in a fun new project for Farmers’ Hub. Check out part 1 below and check back for parts 2 – 4.

Who’s “A day in the life” story would you like to see? Let us know on Twitter.

Find out more about their project here.

Life with the Narrative Clip: An interview with Susan Pigott

Location:
Abilene, TX

How long have you been using your Narrative Clip?
About two months

How often do you use your Clip and in what settings?
I’ve been using my Clip daily during our vacation to the Grand Tetons and Moab, Utah. I take it on our hikes.

Please explain your decision behind getting a Narrative Clip?
I loved the idea of having a hands-free camera capturing things without me consciously taking pictures. I’m a photographer, but sometimes I feel like I’m focusing so much on taking pictures that I miss enjoying the actual events. The Clip gives me peace of mind so I don’t have to take pictures constantly as we hike. Plus, it captures things I would not ordinarily take pictures of, such as photos of us hiking, things on the side of the trail that I miss while we’re hiking, our snack breaks, and other people we meet on the trail.

Describe what is it about the Narrative Clip that you like best?
There are so many things I love about the Clip. I love having a hands-free camera that is taking pictures constantly and capturing things I might miss. I love looking through the moments after our hikes, because I never know what I will see. There’s a wonderful element of surprise with the clip because it’s capturing things you’re unaware of. So when you scan through the photos many “aha!” moments occur when you see something unexpected or surprising. I often find myself saying, “Wow!” when I look at a photo of something I don’t remember seeing while hiking. I also love the candid aspects of the photos—nothing posed or superficial about the people in the pictures.

How do you wear/use the camera?
I wear the camera on the right strap of my backpack. It points outward toward the right so it captures my family hiking in front of me but also the side of the trail next to us. I like this position better than in the center because if I put it on my center strap all it captures is the back of my family. With it on the shoulder strap, positioned about chest level, I get the best of both worlds. The only problem with this position is that I get lots of pictures of my arm when I’m using my regular cameras to take pictures. The worst thing about that is I can see how badly I need to do some pushups.

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What’s the most surprising and/or interesting photo you’ve gotten so far?
Oh, man, this is a tough question. I’ve gotten some fantastic photos of the wilderness in the Grand Tetons and Moab. But probably the most surprising photo is one that the Clip took through my jacket. It shows trees near Emma Matilda Lake in the Grand Teton National Park framed by my jacket zipper. For some reason, I just think this shot is cool.

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Do you have any stories around how people react to the Clip?
So far, I’ve only had two people ask me about the Clip during our vacation. The first was when I was paragliding. I was in midair trying to attach the Clip to the harness and my paragliding pilot asked what it was and I explained it to him. Unfortunately, I attached the Clip too far up and mostly got sky pictures. Somebody else asked me if it was an altimeter.

What is best moment you’ve captured with the Narrative Clip and why?
This is another difficult question because I’ve had so many wonderful moments captured by the Clip. Probably the best moment, even though it’s not the clearest photo, is when I paraglided off of Rendezvous mountain. The Clip captured one really great shot of the landscape and another paraglider below.

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What’s a specific use case for your Narrative Clip that you’re looking forward to trying out?
I’m a university professor. So when school starts up again in the fall, I want to do a “Day in the Life of a Professor” blog post using Narrative Clip photos.

What’s a feature(s) you’d really like to see added to the Narrative service in the future?
–As a photographer, I would most certainly like a higher megapixel camera, but I would say 16mp would be the max. 8 to 12 would probably be just fine.

–I’d love to see a frame for the Clip that would allow it to be attached in a variety of ways, much like the frame mount for the GoPro (Am I allowed to mention that here? Just FYI: I bought a GoPro, hated it, and returned it in favor of a Narrative Clip). Anyway, a frame mount would allow you to attach the Clip to a helmet, a chest mount, a wrist mount, etc. It might also provide some stabilization for the clip.

–Maybe an actual button for taking intentional shots. I’ve found the two tap method to be intermittently successful. Sometimes I have to tap several times before the clip will respond. Still, I really, really love the simplicity of the clip and the lack of buttons is part of that. Perhaps just making the two tap thing more reliable would fix this.

–Lens attachments would be great. Please do not make the internal lens wide angle. I also bought an Autographer before I got the Clip. It’s lens is super wide angle and every photograph is horribly distorted. The Autographer got returned in favor of the Narrative Clip. That said, having attachable lenses would allow people to do fun things like fisheye photos or wider angle shots if they wanted to do so.

Anything else you’d like to add or other Clip photos you’d like to share?
I am so happy with the Narrative Clip. I would recommend it to anyone who does a lot of hiking because it is simply perfect for that. My life is too boring to log every day stuff (except maybe for that blog post I mentioned above). But for special events (birthdays, reunions, weddings, etc.) and for hiking, the clip is fantastic.

I’m attaching some of the best photos taken by my Narrative Clip during our trip:

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone

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Fairy Falls, Yellowstone

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Hiking Near Jenny Lake, Grand Tetons National Park

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Leigh Lake, Grand Tetons National Park

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The Grand Tetons

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Tower of Babel, Arches National Park

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Landscape Arch, Arches National Park

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Life with the Narrative Clip: An interview with Christina Mason

Location:
San Diego CA, USA

How long have you been using your Narrative Clip?
Received, and first used my clip on April 14, 2014

How often do you use your Clip and in what settings?
Between April and May, I’ve worn the clip nine times, so I’m averaging 4-5 times a month and mostly on weekends when I’m attending interesting events.  I don’t use it to capture my day-to-day activities.

Please explain your decision behind getting a Narrative Clip?
Candid photos have always appealed to me over posed images. I love the documentary style photos that a wearable camera offers.  The most genuine expressions from people are captured only when they are unaware their photo is being taken, and those are my favorite moments.

Describe what you like best about the Narrative Clip.
I’m impressed with the image quality (raw image sizes approx 1944 x 2592 pixels), and the apps ability to rotate any image right side up, no matter how you wore the clip on your body.

How do you wear/use the camera?
Still trying to figure out the ideal location on the body to wear it.  The app tends to crop out the bottom half of the image in the timeline, so many of the pictures are simply sky, tops of trees, tops of heads, or ceiling shots.  However, the full scope of the image is visible in the raw photos, and these are the images I will keep and share. I found the best level to be about chest high – either hanging around my neck from a lanyard, or hooked to the straps of a shoulder bag. Here I have it clipped to the shoulder strap of my backpack during a hiking trip. It’s overly colorful because I covered it with a sticker. (Editor’s note: The new Narrative app release has addressed the issue of photos cropping. Read more)

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What’s the most surprising and/or interesting photo you’ve gotten so far?
I’ve gotten many great moments and it’s difficult to limit them to just one or two most interesting or surprising. The anticipation always feels a little like Christmas morning when I upload the pictures at the end of the day. Some moments are a complete disappointment having nothing but blurry or black photos (from wearing it indoors or in the evening), or I’m thrilled to have that one outstanding photo out of the bunch. On a street in Philadelphia, it caught this interesting angle of an old building with graffiti over the windows.

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And I love the combination of capturing close images showing what was happening directly in front of me, while also capturing the back ground activity – like this wedding reception photo:

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or me eating lunch behind the taps at a craft beer festival.

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Do you have any stories around how people react to the Clip?
Be prepared for a lot of strange looks!  I did purchase the orange clip however, so I think the black would be more discreet and blend better with regular street clothes.  I had one woman ask me ‘What is that crazy thing around your neck?!’; but luckily she was quickly distracted by something around her and I ultimately never had to give her an answer.

What is best moment you’ve captured with the Narrative Clip and why?
I have found that it’s often not a single image that’s interesting, but witnessing a full moment in the time-lapse view.  I clipped it to my cats collar, and it was really cute to see how she spent her day while I was at work.  She manged to capture a few blurry pictures of herself sitting in front a mirror, and I love how she captured her own shadow.

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What’s a specific use case for your Narrative Clip that you’re looking forward to trying out?
The upcoming horse races at Del Mar.

What’s a feature(s) you’d really like to see added to the Narrative service in the future?
Better clarity with low light situations.

A Narrative Team Midsummer

Like most people in Sweden, the Narrative Team celebrated midsummer this past weekend. There was a lot of herring and potatoes, dancing and questionable weather, as there should be. Anyone unfamiliar with the celebration and wondering what’s going on in these shots captured by various team members’ Clips should check out the video at the end of the post for a thoroughly humorous explanation!

The Midsummer Crown

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Midsummer Lunch

Integral Part of Midsummer Lunch

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Dancing around the Midsummer Pole

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Game Time! Klubb, anyone?

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Midsummer for Dummies

Credit: http://sweden.se/traditions/midsummer/

What kind of festivals and celebrations have you captured with your Narrative Clip?