How would we walk through life differently if there was a small balloon hovering over our shoulder recording all the ambient sound we experience?
Called the Space Relay, the big black balloon is filled with a specific amount of helium to keep it afloat. In subways, stairwells, or elevators, the Space Relay hovers and records everything that makes a sound.
How would we walk through life then?
With a little bit of technological maneuvering, the Space Relay, or something like it, could serve as a constant source of recall–a second memory.
The design of a tool like the Space Relay could be used for anyone who needs a quick refresh of a conversation he just had.
There are voice recorders everywhere, and most people carry a smartphone with a simple app that does the trick. But how often do we know to record something that we need to hear again?
Photo Credit: Royal College of Art