An archive of a life worth sharing.
This started out as a project about caretakers of those with long-term illnesses; how do you take care of caretakers? Over the course of 10,000 rounds (an underestimate) of ideation, it morphed into a project about making the grieving process less isolating and horrible.
Losing someone you love is awful. And what makes it worse is the thought of your memories of that person fading over time.
A secondary problem we encountered was a more existential one: after you die, and everyone who would remember you has died, the proof that you were here and that you lived dies, too.
A way to archive memories that will survive the test of time.
Stage 6. An archive of a life worth sharing.
Stage 6 combines projection mapping, scent-scaping, and storytelling to turn once-intangible memories into tangible experiences.
Stage 6 brings together the sites, stories, and scents most important to you in this life to be shared with your loved ones when you pass onto the next. Using cutting edge technology, we turn these intangible heirlooms into an experience – one that can be seen, touched, smelled, and heard.
Stage 6 locations will be in multiple locations throughout the country, and because grieving is so intimate and so private, each Stage is discreetly located.
Fill your digital memory box with stories, sounds, images, videos, and smells.
Tell us who we should share your memories with after you pass.
Your loved one has died. We're so sorry for your loss.
Stage 6 will mail you everything you need to access this memory experience, including the scent that your loved one customized for this experience.
We figured the best way to explain to the public how Stage 6 works would be to show them. Enter: the Stage 6 Museum, a mobile museum assembled in shipping containers. Visitors will have a chance to walk through the memories of different people and see for themselves how all of this technology will come together.
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