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Glimpse - The Future of Your Memories.

Glimpse is a private video platform for your emotional content to record, store and share video memories with your loved ones.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine the end-of-life experience?

Let's face it: Humans are not immortal. „Time heals“ it says but time also makes it difficult to remember certain moments and people. We have a few options today to remember our loved ones, one of them is growing from day to day and it was never as accessible as it is now, for so many people: we are generation video. Video can capture real life: voices, gestures and our stories. Our idea is for EVERYONE who is afraid of losing someone – we see this as a universal problem, worldwide.

When I was eight years old my grandmother died and to be honest, I can't really remember her.

I know for sure that she spent a lot of time with me and I was told that she taught me the word „Daddy“ for example, but if I close my eyes today I can't say how she actually looked like, or talked.

Now you could say that this is sad. And yes, I think it is.

But a fact that makes ME even more sad is that my own mother can't remember the voice of my grandmother anymore either, because she died about 17 years ago.

This is a hurtful experience and the reason this idea war born: nobody should be afraid of forgetting the sound of her or his own mother's voice or being.

Photos and handwritten letters are having a unique value, but we believe that there is a real power in moving image. More and more people are getting used to make videos, of themselves as well as of others.

That’s why our social mission is to capture people and moments in time saving precious memories.

Glimpse offers the solution to remember and share these memories by uploading video recordings of your choice, sharing them with a selected audience only you can give access to at the time you find it best to share. We only help you to create, share and store your glimpse videos, we neither review nor own any content.

You can also register someone you trust as a glimpse keeper to take care of your account when you are no longer able to.                                                                                                         Our time capsule feature allows you to set a specific time and date to send someone a glimpse.

The unique value of Glimpse is to help you to share moments with others when you are not there.

Glimpse – The Future Of Your Memories.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

We asked our family and friends if they would be willing to make a video of one of their memories and we received very pure and touching glimpses of their lives (some of them can be seen in our video). It would be amazing to help to create more glimpses like these. Additionally we did a survey around the nostalgia aspect to validate if there would be enough interest from people to use our service – and yes, there is.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

We are looking for programmers to turn Glimpse into a real platform for everyone to use. Furthermore our team needs support from partnerships as well as investors, especially for the possibility to use a server where we can save all video glimpses.

Tell us about your work experience:

Our multicultural team met at Hyper Island, a crazy school, founded in Sweden, that boosts creativity in unusual ways worldwide where we are in the final phase of our master's degree. We are from Brazil, Sweden and Austria. Our backgrounds are in tv&film, journalism, marketing, design and coaching.

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm
  • A student collaboration
  • An Individual

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We presented this mockup of our platform at the final startup presentation from Hyper Island in Manchester and Glimpse was awarded for "best pitch".

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Great concept, I just sense that when people go and check their videos, it is very personal, almost like a live photo-book.   I really enjoy the ideas of having it prompt during particular times in life.  I wonder if adding "chapters" to it would be helpful, so people have easy access to what it is they want to witness.  

I also wonder if other things outside of video can be held in this digital photo-book such as pictures, recipes, poems, and so on, making it into a large scrap book.  There can also be lots of suggestions for what people may record.  It may even turn into a way of monitoring and memorializing a family tree for generations to come.  

Another idea is to have the person upload certain things that are sent to particular people after they have passed, like a goodbye letter.  

Photo of Nadine Kriegelstein

Thanks for your feedback! It's great input, we appreciate it and yes, we thought of other things than video, but at the same time Glimpse wants to stand for simplicity so we also see a big value in a platform only for videos :)

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