Joi Ito's Web

Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

Armed with his hotel alarm, a docomo picture phone, a clie and a pocket pc, Philip just finished 3 weeks of moblog madness.

Philip Torrone
what would it look like taking 1 picture, every 30 minutes, every hour, for 24 hours, 7 days a week, for 3 weeks, no matter what. click here to view.
An update for those who wonder what he did when he was supposed to be sleeping:
JoiIto : How did you wake up in the middle of the night?
ptorrone : i had 3 alarms
ptorrone : one for each 30 min
ptorrone : i'd wake up, turn on light, snap pic, fall asleep
ptorrone : i don't sleep that much, so it wasn't a big deal


I was prepared to shoot off a rant about rampant digital narcissism in the 21st century blah blah blah, but then I looked at the pictures and I was fascinated. wow. this deserves more than just a link, there are people who get grants to do this kinda thing. very, very cool. I smell something else here that can be developed, it's right on the edge of my creative instinct tongue. also, I liked the pics because they reminded of my last time in tokyo, no sleep, and an ever-present secret agent glare. ;^)

Whilst Phillip Torrone is conducting a perfectly valid social experiment, I would nonetheless nominate moblogs as the internet fashion most likely to die in 2004. Where a (written) personal blog reveals the richness of its writer's mental world, almost all the moblogs I've seen demonstrate its banality all too vividly.