Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream 2009-2010 by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman
Using publicly available embedded geotag information in Twitter updates, we track the locations of users through their GPS coordinates and make a photograph to mark the location in the real world. Each of these photographs is taken on the site of the update and paired with the originating text. We think of these photographs as historical monuments to small lived moments, selecting texts that reveal something about the personal nature of the users' lives or the national climate of the United States. It is also grounds the virtual reality of social networking data streams in their originating locations in the physical world while examining how the nature of one's physical space may influence online presence.
Nate Larson is a Baltimore, MD based artist.
Marni Shindelman is a Athens, GA based artist.
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