Los Angeles – The app encourages users to document the more mundane aspects of their everyday lives.
Minutiae, a collaboration between photographer Martin Adolfsson and artist and neuroscientist Daniel J Wilson, is a 1,440-day participatory art project designed to celebrate the ‘the uncurated ordinary moments of life’. The app sends one alert each day to participants that prompts them to capture whatever happens to be in front of them.
Users are randomly assigned a partner and are able to scroll through their timeline of images for 60 seconds. After this time, the app shuts down and users cannot re-enter it until the next alert. At the end of the cycle, users can order a unique book of their photos.
According to Adolfsson and Wilson, the app aims to foster a unique connection between participants. ‘We see this as a means of freedom through constraint – there is no pressure to curate an interesting, dynamic version of yourself because the link between your photo and your person has been erased,’ says Wilson.