The Synesthetic Recorder of Involuntary Memory
A film by Minhan Lin and Weiche Wu. Music by Four Tet - Parks.
#01: The Weight Recorder (Ver.2)
The Weight Recorder basically records the changing weight of a person over a period of time, it makes marks on a disk that responds to the passed life. The device is a mechanical scale with a compass holding a pencil that can draw lines on the tracing paper disk attached to the statistical part. When the user stands on the scale, the compass turns and the pencil draws an arc. The radius of the compass can be adjusted in every usage, so the arcs are drawn concentrically. The user can use the devices over a certain period of time, eventually the user will get a graphical ‘life-tracing’ on a disk.
The intended user of The Weight Recorder is a pregnant mother, who wants to record the happiness of pregnancy. She can use The Weight Recorder once a month, the baby’s gradually growing will respond to her body condition, especially weight gaining. People use baby ultrasound scanning pictures to check the growth of baby, it gives baby’s health condition precisely, but she won’t feel the baby literally growing inside her body via the pictures. The Weight Recorder helps the mother to experience her baby growing with her, and the feature shows on her body as well.