minutiae: Life. Uncurated, unfollowed, unfiltered.
By Martin Adolfsson & Daniel J Wilson
minutiae is an anti-social media app that helps participants capture the undocumented ordinary moments of life -- moments you would otherwise simply forget.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Once each day, at a random minute, all minutiae participants around the globe receive an alert simultaneously.
2. You have exactly one minute to respond to the alert and open the minutiae app.
3. Capture whatever is in front of you, there and then.
4. Once you’ve documented your moment, you have 60 seconds to explore previous moments. Both your own, and those of one random stranger you are matched with each day.
4. Repeat for 1440 days (once for every minute in 24 hours).
5. The final outcome of this long term collaboration between artist and participant is a digital archive of all of your captured moments, with the option to turn this archive into a physical book.
*NOTE* Notifications happen at the same time for all participants around the globe. This means that there will inevitably be notifications that happen while you are sleeping. To avoid receiving a notification at night you can put your phone on ‘do not disturb’ mode.
THE minutiae MANIFESTO
YOU ARE NOT YOUR TIMELINE
Social media was supposed to keep us in touch with our friends but has instead turned us all into unwitting monkeys filling out the world’s longest consumer survey.
Facebook doesn’t want your money. It wants your time.
minutiae is a response to our current moment: an anonymous anti-social media app that forces its users to document the in-between moments of life.
A collaboration between artist and participant that retrieves forgotten moments and celebrates the ordinary.
minutiae IS NOT A NORMAL APP
minutiae does not provide instant gratification
minutiae is not interested in your data
minutiae will not increase your efficiency
minutiae is not a popularity contest
minutiae is (let’s be honest) not for everyone
minutiae IS YOUR AUTOMATED SELF-PORTRAIT
minutiae is random moments.
minutiae is forgotten memories.
minutiae is life. Real life. Uncurated. Unfiltered. Unfollowed.
minutiae is a marathon, not a sprint.
In the event that you pause your subscription and then later restart it you will lose your chance to capture the intervening moments.
If your payment method is not available for subscription renewal (expired, etc.) then you will lose the moments that would have been taken during the time after subscription expiration, up until you reinstate your payment method and renew your subscription.
Your payment will be charged to your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. If you selected a quarterly subscription, your subscription will automatically renew every three months, 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Automatic renewals will cost the same price you were originally charged for the subscription.
You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.
By using this app, you are agreeing to the minutiae Terms of Service (http://www.minutiae-app.org/tos/).
For more information please visit the minutiae webpage at www.minutiae-app.org where you can find a FAQ.
We encourage feedback and appreciate your reviews.
For any questions, ideas, or proposals please contact email@example.com
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Ratings and Reviews
There a lot lot i love about this app, and i think regarding it as an art project really helps the way i approach it. It’s taken me a while to relax into really just taking a pic of an unscripted moment, and this is turn has helped me see those moments in my life.
However, i am having the same problem as “Frustrated...” in that often i open the app, point, shoot- and then the camera clicks a second or two later and the pic is not captured. Especially frustrating when i stop all that i am doing to get the pic, only to find a black square the next day. These lost moments really detract from my sense of the apps completeness.
I’d agree with the person who requested that the pic save to the phone when you have no service or spotty service. I doubt the problem above is a service issue (i live in nyc) but there have been times i’ve lost my moment because of
Who cares about the glitches see this for what it is
A moment a day that forces me to pause and take stock, appreciate and reflect this life, that instant. To truly stop and drop everything for the sole purpose of consideration of the importance of that fleeting minute that is there and vanished. To look at my child and appreciate her in her beauty at that moment that I will never get back. To reflect how much time is wasted by busy, and work, and transportation and ask hard questions on what is truly important. The opportunity to take stock and evaluate if my life choices are in alignment with my true self. To revel in the darkness and quiet of early morning. To look at my partner in rest and contentment. To understand that anxiety and worry will also pass. A daily reminder to be present in this minute in this life that ticks away. To try not to reflect on those minutes with melancholy and regret. To vow to be better. To reflect on the gift of another day in gratitude.
To connect with others in the intimacy and humor of this shared experience.
This is the only app I have ever reviewed. Thanks to the minutiae team for pulling this together.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your kind words and for being a participant- it really means a lot to us.
Martin & Daniel
I absolutely love the concept. There's a satisfaction when you're able to take the picture and sort of see whatever the rest of the world is doing. I would also say it isn't for everyone. Some people love the concept, others don't. But I love the fact that I'll see a little booklet in four years of all the random pictures in my life. I wonder if I'll remember what I was doing that day or if they'll really just look like random pics
One suggestion though. I don't know if it's possible but the other day I was on my way home on the train and had no service. I still got the notification but my picture did not upload bc I did not have service. The app should maybe save an offline version to upload. Obviously I'd get that I wouldn't be able to see anyone else's pictures or mine but it's unfortunate that I still got the notification but was unable to save it on the app.
- MINUTIAE, LLC
- 26.7 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Minutiae LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Quarterly subscription $0.99
- One-time payment $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.