Material Conference 2017 - Polaroid’s Next Chapter: The Photograph, Reimagined - Tommy Stadlen

Tommy Stadlen is the co-creator of Polaroid Swing, a Silicon Valley startup writing the next chapter in Polaroid’s iconic history alongside Twitter founder Biz Stone. Swing’s vision is to reimagine the photograph.

Tommy is going to enlighten us about some of the challenges that Polaroid and other companies are facing. He’s going to look at Polaroid’s history and the intersection of art and science, the importance of tangibility and will explore the resurgence of physicality and nostalgia. Why are we all so interested in vinyl records to film photography?

We now have the power to capture and explore how memories move, how does that impact the way we think about or digital lives?