minutiae: Uncurated, unfollowed, unfiltered.
An art project created by Martin Adolfsson & Daniel J Wilson
minutiae is an anti-social media app that helps participants capture ordinary moments of life -- moments we don’t fully value until they’re gone.
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.
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.
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.
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 an FAQ.
We encourage feedback and appreciate your reviews.
For any questions, ideas, or proposals please contact email@example.com
Bug fix and minor improvements
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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 still love this app
Currently, I have 469 captured moments, 298 missed moments, and 673 left. This app forces me to take a cursory glance at everything around me to snap the most interesting thing I can see. Often, it’s late and dark and the only photo that will get enough light is my window. So there are many photos of that. I try to give my photos composition and color. I love scrolling through other people’s pictures. Most people have no idea how to compose a photo. Maybe these same people don’t have Instagram. Twice I was paired with the same person, so twice I got to see his photos. He lives in Boston and is a caterer or chef or definitely works in the food service industry. I love puzzling and piecing together the lives of people. I’ve seen gambling addicts or maybe they work at the casino. It’s true, the lives of people is mostly mundane. I love it. I love seeing it. I love this app. Sometimes, mostly, I wish people were better at taking photos.
Minutiae is amazing
I’ve had it for about 2.5 years, and once a day it randomly pops open and I have a short time, 1 minute, to snap a pic of my life. It captures a moment in time that I would not otherwise captured.
Then for the next minute, 60 seconds, a can scroll through my past captured moments in time, or I can choose to peek into the window is someone else’s life, often on the other side of the world, who has joined my world and experienced exactly the same capture of time that I have just experiences. Maybe they are petting their cat, or shaving their face. It’s just random and fun. And I can leaf through their past captured moments, or I can come back to my world and look around.
At the end of 1 minute the app closed the window of time entirely and I can see only little square, that are all the past moments that have been captured. But they are tiny little blurs. They stay little blurry squares until sometime in the next 24 hours this happen again and I get to do this all over again.
At the end of 4 years, 1440 days of captured moments, Minutiae will be send me, in download form, or I can opt in to having a print version of all my captured memories.
And then there is a mystery at the end of this journey. Cause they say, at the end of 4 years they will let me know something else, something more...
This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever had, and I love being part of this community. Thank you!
- MINUTIAE, LLC
- 25 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Minutiae LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Quarterly subscription $1.99
- One-time payment $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.