Date of Completion

Spring 5-31-2019

Document Type

Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Bobby Ricketts

Second Advisor

Peter J. Taylor


I started shooting one second of video every day almost four years ago. The short clips are amalgamated into a video montage at the end of each year. This paper is an inquiry into that practice and how it can impact a family. On a broader scale, the paper shows any individual how the consistent act of taking one second of video each day can help with the inherent malleability of memory, support effective dialogue, provide a platform for reflection on one’s life and promote mindful living. The project is a reaction to the ubiquity of smartphone technology, and an attempt to use the technology in a meaningful and intentional way. The paper is based on my reflections and observations but is also informed by concepts and theories that point to possible future implications of the practice.