Interesting location-based art project – light painting public spaces with geotagged images

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Recenty we have reported that Google acquired Jetpac – a start-up which analysis geotagged pic from social media to create unique city guides. Philipp Schmitt – student of Interaction Design from Germany had a different concept on how to use location-based technologies to map human behavior.

Geoawesomeness - light painting

He created a custom-built camera flash which he connected to iPhone. Than he wrote an app which queries the Flickr and Panoramio APIs for photos taken at the current geographical position. Whenever there’s a photo available, a flash is triggered. All flashes in a single location are than captured on one long-exposed photography. Each flash on a photo represent exect location where someone took geotagged pic and uoloaded online.

Check out this video to learn more about the project:

 

source: Philipp Schmitt

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.