Musical memories refreshed: Olo Radio gives Last FM users a new way to interact with their music-streaming history (Simon Fraser University)

Simon Fraser University: Musical memories refreshed: Olo Radio gives Last FM users a new way to interact with their music-streaming history. “Imagine accessing an archive of all the songs you’ve ever listened to—organized by the time of day, day of the year, or time of your life that you listened to them. With Olo Radio, a device designed by School of Interactive Arts and Technology professor William Odom and collaborator Tijs Duel, you can do just that. Olo Radio links to a user’s Last.fm account and uses simple metadata, including the time and date a song was played, to organize a personal music archive and make it accessible in a new way.”

Hypebeast: Instagram Launches “On This Day” Function to Bring Back Your Favorite Memories

Hypebeast: Instagram Launches “On This Day” Function to Bring Back Your Favorite Memories. “If you’re a fan of Throwback Thursdays, you’ll love what Instagram has just implemented. Much like its Facebook counterpart, the mobile social platform will now suggest old memories from your feed through a new function called ‘On This Day,’ which comes as part of the new Create mode Instagram is pushing out.”

BBC: Fake news is ‘reinforced by false memories’

BBC: Fake news is ‘reinforced by false memories’. “A study into false memories highlights the risks of ‘fake news’ spreading via social media. Volunteers were shown fabricated news reports in the week before Ireland’s 2018 abortion law referendum. Nearly half of them subsequently claimed to have had prior memories of at least one of the made-up events detailed.”

Wired: The Rise and Fall of Facebook’s Memory Economy

Wired: The Rise and Fall of Facebook’s Memory Economy . “Facebook’s Memories feature—where it shows you pictures and posts from a day in the recent or far-gone past—used to be my favorite thing about the platform. I mean, I have posted some hilarious things that my son said when he was little, and that time I went on a reporting trip to Area 51 was seriously cool. Heck, I’ve reposted it three years in a row. Now, though, I think Memories is the platform’s most cynical element. It’s a cheap ploy to keep us creating new posts, keep us interested, at a time when our interest is starting to drift away.”

HeraldReview: Through Apps And Workshops Museums Help Better The Lives Of Americans Living With Dementia

HeraldReview: Through Apps And Workshops Museums Help Better The Lives Of Americans Living With Dementia. “On Sept. 24, the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) will launch the U.S. version of the award-winning ‘House of Memories’ dementia awareness program, originally developed in the U.K. by National Museums Liverpool to provide person-centered care for people to live well with dementia. The program offers training workshops, resources and activities, including the ‘My House of Memories’ app, the first of its kind in the world. The app features more than 100 interactive pages of MNHS collection items, which can help those living with dementia draw on memories to create personal connections with family, friends and caregivers.”

University of California: Thank Instagram and Snapchat for your fading memories

University of California: Thank Instagram and Snapchat for your fading memories. “How much do you value your memories? Enough to forego that next amazing Instagram pic Research by UC Santa Cruz doctoral student Julia Soares has found compelling evidence that the act of taking a photograph impairs people’s memories of the event.”

CBC: How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia

CBC: How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia. “Residents at an Oshawa, Ont., retirement home are among the first people in the country to try an innovative therapy for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients called the BikeAround. The device combines a stationary bicycle, a dome-shaped projector and Google Street View technology. Users sit on the bike and are able to pedal through video of meaningful destinations — a childhood home, a vacation destination, the spot they were married — projected onto the screen in front of them.”