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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 01/12/2023

What to do with your "Stuff"? Learn about a new technology for your Memories and "Stuff"


A live discussion with the Founders of Artifcts, an innovative platform where stories and stuff meet and are instantly organized, searchable, downloadable, and shareable – privately or publicly! 

  • Ellen Goodwin (ellen@artifcts.com)
  • Heather Nickerson (heather@artifcts.com)
  • Jennifer Hammer (Jennifer.Hammer@artifcts.com)

SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT CODE: proaging  Visit https://artifcts.com/ and use "proaging" if you select a paid subscription option

Questions Asked:

  • I have experienced signing up for a service on a platform, then getting notification of needing to migrate my membership to a new platform. Given that, changes in technology (including changes as simple as cassettes to flash drives), and changes in operating systems, what are your plans to ensure the stored items don’t become obsolete or inaccessible due to tech changes?
  • How do you help people who are not tech savvy access this?
  • Do you have a checklist of how to prep for this to cut down on time because it looks time intensive with many years of accumulation?
  • I I often hear kids don'y want my stuff, this may be a solution. Do you have an ambassador program guidlines?
  • Can this be made compatible with Ancestry so that artifacts can be attached to relatives on the family tree?
  • Any consideration of also linking to the Library of Congress for the further recording and recovery of family history?
  • Steve what is "Memories By Matt Paxton"? Thanks
  • After loading all can I download it in a book format to give to others, ecopy and/or hardcopy?
  • Quilters from where?
  • So are you located in Washington DC?
  • Non-serious tongue-in-cheek question, will CIA be able to access my account even though it will bore them?  Seriously, excellent work and this is a great virtual iimmortality option, thank you!
  • I understand about donating to a nonprofit which can then sell or auction an item for profit but how can I find historical organizations that would want the item for historical value and will not sell.
  • Apologize if I missed this, but can I designate a person to inherit ownership of my account?
  • My dad spent years creating the family genealogy, before there was internet. I now have 10 boxes of pages and stories of ancestor lives and stories. But what do I do with them ?  Obviously not throw them out, but the volume is overwhelming
  •  I understand the platform for preserving an image of the artifact. Yet not everyone 'feels' they have the capability of writing the blurb about the object or only has a vague recollection of the artifact's history. What do you think?
  • I'm a theater artist about to create life review "shows" with groups of senior adults in retirement communities in the Philadelphia area. Any recommendations for technology which supports my transcribing their journal entries into Word or Google docs?
  • If a person stops paying the annual subscription is the archrive blocked or removed?

Chat Transcript

12:08:37     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Here is website! https://artifcts.com/ promo code 10%  ProAging

12:09:31     From  Jessica Lamer : How long will that discount code be good for?

12:12:32     From  Jennifer Hammer : Hi Jessica!  Promo code is good thru 2023

12:18:40     From  Ron Shapiro : I understand the platform for preserving an image of the artifact. Yet not everyone 'feels' they have the capability of writing the blurb about the object or only has a vague recollection of the artifact's history. What do you think?

12:21:16     From  Tara Ballman : I use Artifcts (and love it) and prefer to record my mom's voice telling the stories. I know I will miss that voice one day!

12:22:32     From  E McLaughlin : We have some clients who would benefit from this service. Great information.

12:23:08     From  Arlene Polangin : I had never heard of this before right now.  I have lots of stories in memories from my childhood.  I try to share with my son when we get together.  What is the promo code?

12:25:49     From  Barbara Sullivan : Steve, you beat me to a webinar. I think the Village members would be interested in Artifcts.  our bad for not moving faster.  Jennifer, we will be in touch.

12:26:40     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : promo code is proaging to get a 10%

12:27:12     From  Jennifer Hammer : Thanks, Barbara!  You know I’m a huge fan of the Village to Village Network and we’d love to support you and your members!

12:28:01     From  Arlene Polangin : 1) I second that idea of presenting to the villages.  I'm part of North Bethesda Village.

12:28:19     From  Jennifer White Kuri   to   Hosts and panelists : what was the name of the AARP group mentioned?

12:29:39     From  Arlene Polangin : A cousin in CA has spent 2 years delving into our family history in Russia and we now have a 500 page book of our family history.  There are some pictures, but it's mostly in  writing.

12:29:43     From  Mari Anne Hamilton : I donate artworks and other valuable items to Nonprofit Benefit  auctions and having documentation helps them for item descriptions and getting higher winning bids.

12:30:15     From  Ellen Goodwin : Story about a “power Artificter” in her 70s all with our mobile app. It’s really funny: https://artifcts.com/articles/post/because-who-wants-300-miniature-pianos.

12:30:46     From  Ellen Goodwin : 100% @Mari Anne Hamilton! So many benefits to taking a moment to bring it together in an Artifct

12:31:43     From  Arlene Polangin : What is the website?

12:31:58     From  Ellen Goodwin : Artifcts.com

12:32:51     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : National Association of Specialty & Senior Move Managers®️https://www.nasmm.org/

12:32:59     From  Ellen Goodwin : https://artifcts.com/inspiration-lists

12:33:09     From  Jennifer Hammer : Yes - using a professional organizer or senior move manager is a great way to get extra help.  Artifcts also has concierge services available (virtual and in-person options) if you want extra help from our team.

12:33:17     From  Linda Bier : What does one do with slides

12:33:33     From  Heather Nickerson   to   Jennifer White Kuri and all panelists : The AARP Group was the AARP Innovation Labs. We are now proud members of the AARP AgeTech Collaborative.

12:34:16     From  Carolyn Grafton   to   Hosts and panelists : My dad spent years creating the family genealogy, before there was internet. I now have 10 boxes of pages and stories of ancestor lives and stories. But what do I do with them ?  Obviously not throw them out, but the volume is overwhelming

12:34:16     From  Carolyn Pennington : https://www.hammacher.com/product/large-screen-slide-and-negative-converter?promo=search

12:34:19     From  Ellen Goodwin : To Bob’s point, no one wanted these trays … until they knew the story. Now the three adult sons each want one: https://artifcts.com/a/O4RwGH4K/indian-brass-trays. Same goes for items with history that can go to museums, local archives, etc.

12:34:30     From  Susan I Wranik : Great program!  Even greater concept! Kudos.

12:35:54     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. https://www.napo.net/

12:36:29     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Memories by Matt Paxton https://www.mylegacylist.com/memories

12:39:00     From  Renee Dunham   to   Hosts and panelists : How can I copy these chats to save the useful links?

12:39:47     From  Elva Roy : Wow. you've seemingly thought of everything! Kudos. Great presentation.

12:39:49     From  Jennifer Hammer : @Renee - to save the chat, click on the three dots at the bottom right of the chat box and hit save.

12:40:18     From  Reid Miller : Is there a limit to the amount of storage ?

12:40:34     From  Robby Hutter   to   Hosts and panelists : I'm a theater artist about to create life review "shows" with groups of senior adults in retirement communities in the Philadelphia area. Any recommendations for technology which supports my transcribing their journal entries into Word or Google docs?

12:41:04     From  Michelle   to   Hosts and panelists : Excellent on the legacy strategy and the prevention of being held captive strategy

12:42:02     From  Ellen Goodwin : https://aarpinnovationlabs.org/portfolio/

12:43:27     From  Barbara Sullivan : Ok, I am in the process of going through mountains of 8 mm videos of my fathers.  1. Do you have a process to download videos once I get them converted to a thumb drive>

12:45:02     From  lynn Calman : Often technology gets outdated and unsupported eventually-- how are you handling this eventual possibility?

12:46:06     From  Ellen Goodwin : https://artifcts.com/articles/post/lets-talk-photo-negatives-and-vhs-tapes

12:48:11     From  Margie Lidoff : I think Motophoto still helps with conversion of videos, pictures, slides, etc. The staff in Bethesda (River Rd near Whole Foods) is very helpful and non-judgmental

12:49:52     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Memories by Matt Paxton https://www.mylegacylist.com/memories

12:50:18     From  Ellen Goodwin : You can find a photo manager professional to help you here, too: https://thephotomanagers.com

12:51:27     From  Carolyn Grafton : Re scanning the thousand pages of genealogy, where could I find a scanning resource ?

12:52:01     From  Arlene Polangin : I have a slide enlarger which is small then the one you just shower, but no idea where it came from.  My husband had it.

12:56:03     From  Ellen Goodwin : @carolyn depending on the volume, you might want to take them to a local digitization service to do it for you. If you want to do it yourself and do not have a scanner, many local libraries will have scanners you can use too!

12:56:20     From  Elva Roy : Exception would be a subpoena from a court for access, I think.

12:56:56     From  Barbara Sullivan : Fabulous presentation and really clarified your product!  I can't wait to connect.

12:59:09     From  Jennifer Hammer : Jennifer.Hammer@artifcts.com - please contact me with any follow up questions or information

12:59:30     From  Joan Green : Otter.ai is great for transcription too.

13:01:19     From  Bob Coulson : Is it possible this could be in the metaverse so that one could handle an artifact or share it in some way?

13:02:55     From  Arlene Polangin : Yes, please STeve, a session on keeping access to all the passwords and things once we die.

13:03:06     From  Mary Ann Anderson : Steve, yess, please do a webinar on password management, etc. It is out of control.

13:03:11     From  Kitty Janney   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you so much - great information!

13:03:27     From  Terri and David May : If a person stops paying the annual subscription is the archrive blocked or removed?

13:03:39     From  Margie Lidoff : I'd love to hear more from Jennifer on the heart aspect, too. Thanks

13:03:45     From  Paula David : thank you!

13:03:50     From  Arlene Polangin : Agree, Password management is out of control!

13:04:01     From  Kathleen Ravenscroft : thank you !!!

13:04:08     From  Jennifer Hammer : @Margie - please email at Jennifer.Hammer@artifcts.com

13:04:28     From  Arlene Polangin : Play groups for seniors sounds like fun.

13:04:29     From  Ellen Goodwin : If you decided to leave Artifcts for any reason, you’ll see a prompt to PLEASE download your Artifcts and take them with you! (We recommend the ZIP option to take all of your originals + a PDF to see the Artifcts as you created them)

13:04:37     From  Liz Miller   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you. Great presentation!

13:04:38     From  Linda Bier : Sounds great, Steve

13:04:45     From  Ellen Goodwin : YES! To playgroups ????

13:04:58     From  Kathleen Ravenscroft : such great info!

13:05:26     From  Michelle   to   Hosts and panelists : Great Product!!!! Can’t wait to try


 

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