Where We Were…

A spatial/visual exploration.

My students in the Web Media class at Moore College of Art and Design are conducting an experiment in spatial/visual relationships.

We will explore the social/spacial aspects of the modern web, using geotagging to keep a visual log of our travels over the next few weeks. We’re using Flickr’s group and mapping features to aggregate the photographs. The photographs are available at the Web Media group on that site, under the tag “wherewewere”.

The final visualization has yet to be determined, however I’m interested in displaying our overlapping paths, and hope to be able to filter by time and by subsets of users. Ultimately, we’re going to investigate how our small social microcosm interacts spatially over the next few weeks. We may be right next to each other and never know it otherwise…

Here’s a visualization using Yahoo Pipes:

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