Intel Museum Of Me Creates A Visual Archive Of Your Social Life

Imagine, for a moment, stepping foot in your favorite art museum and entering an exhibit that is entirely about you—your friends, your pictures, your favorite words and phrases.  Intriguing, right?  Well Intel has made the prospects of an art exhibit all about you a reality with their ‘Museum of Me’ campaign, put together to promote Intel’s Core i5 processors.

You can connect to the Intel Museum of Me site via Facebook and within seconds all of your social data and images are gathered to create a multi-room virtual art exhibit all about you, in the form of a three-minute long video.  One room of the exhibition features pictures of you, one features pictures of your friends, one features words that you use commonly, one is filled with your likes and more.  Overall it’s a pretty neat experience, and once the video stops playing you’re invited to share your Museum of Me exhibit with your friends on Facebook.

Now, all awesomeness put aside, there’s also something a little bit creepy about the Museum of Me, don’t you think?  In a post called ‘Intel’s Museum of Me Reminds Us Why We Shouldn’t Use Facebook’ Gizmodo’s Kelly Hodgkins writes that “seeing your information online as a museum is unnerving, yet fascinating.”  Indeed, I did find it a little unnerving that Intel was able to display “me” as accurately as they did.  In the exhibition of my friends it displayed pictures of my two best friends, my boyfriend, two of my family members and my brother’s girlfriend.  In the words section it was strange to see my dog’s name, my favorite food and my name repeated over and over and over again.

But yes, as unnerving as it is, it is equally fascinating.  It definitely receives my stamp of approval and it’s definitely worth checking out.  Create your own Museum Of Me at Intel.com/MuseumOfMe and let us know what you think!

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.

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