So have you looked at those slideshows of photos tagged with the same word at Flickr? I just gave a talk at the art academy, and while they were interested in lots of the distributed narrative projects I showed them, and took notes and everything, I think one of the best aha moments was when I showed them the slideshow of photos tagged with “vote”. That’s new, guys, we couldn’t do that a few years back. Not on that scale and with no planning – unless you think of the system as planning. I think Flickr’s better described as a fertile system than a planned one. Aggregated photos from everyone on the same them is awesomely cool as a concept. And fascinating to watch. So if you haven’t surfed tags yet, try it. The Flickr blog has lots of cool examples of interesting tags.

2 thoughts on “collecting photos

  1. Anonymous

    HA! Canadians are Canadians, and Americans are Americans. Very different, indeed!!!!!!!

  2. Robert

    It would be interesting to combine the Flickr tags with Creative Commons licenses, so that people could upload photos, tag them with, for example, a …

    Scrap that. They’ve already done it. Cool.

Leave A Comment

Recommended Posts

Machine Vision

Cultural Representations of Machine Vision: An Experimental Mixed Methods Workshop

Call for submissions to a workshop, Bergen, Norway
Workshop dates: 15-17 August 2022
Proposals due: 15 June

The Machine Vision in Everyday Life project invites proposals for an interdisciplinary workshop using qualitative approaches and digital methods to analyse how machine vision is represented in art, science fiction, games, social media and other forms of cultural and aesthetic expression.

Digital Humanities Machine Vision

What do different machine vision technologies do in fiction and art?

For the Machine Vision in Everyday Life project we’ve analysed how machine vision technologies are portrayed and used in 500 works of fiction and art, including 77 digital games, 190 digital artworks and 233 movies, novels and other narratives. You can browse […]