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Memory Clock: Change Clock Faces with Your Memories

The Memory Clock is a new smart clock concept currently featured at SXSW by Japanese product innovation team monom - a Hakuhodo product development team - in collaboration with IMG SRC. It aims to bring people together by letting them share photos and memories across clock faces.

The clock aims to bring friends and family together with the ability to share photos to other Memory Clocks that are inter-connected. For example, if your parents or grandparents have a Memory Clock, you can send photos directly to it, changing the clock background and sharing a moment with people close to you, even if they aren’t in your direct vicinity.

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The clock is accompanied with an app that allows you to easily share photos you take with your phone to the clock. It also claims to support connectivity with your laptop, desktop, tablet, and other devices so that you can share photos, regardless of where they are stored.

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While it is not exactly the next Apple Watch, the Memory Clock is one of the first product design concepts to come out of monom, and it probably won’t be the last.

For those lucky enough to find themselves at the SXSW Interactive Festival right now, Hakuhodo is currently showing the Memory Clock in their “Prototyping the Future” exhibit from March 13 – 22, 2015.

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Eli Nygren is a graphic designer/project manager from Maui, Hawai'i. He is fluent in Japanese and English and is currently based in Tokyo. In addition to design, he loves music, camping, surfing, cooking and reading.

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