““Rebooting Memories”: Creating “Flow” and Inheriting Memories from Colorized Photographs” by Niwata and Watanave

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    “Rebooting Memories”: Creating “Flow” and Inheriting Memories from Colorized Photographs

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    We explain the creation of “flow” in social media and real spaces using AI technology to colorize black-and-white stock photographs from digital archives and other locations. When visualizing the colors that the photographs should have had, the impressions of “freezing” in black-and-white photographs are “rebooted,” and viewers can more easily imagine the events depicted. This bridges the psychological gap between past events and modern daily life, sparking conversations. The “flow” generated here causes the emergence of lively communication and increases the value of information. This method can help to pass precious materials and memories of past events into the future.


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