A New Urban Image: What Instagram Can Tell About a City by @futurecapetown

Phototrails, a collaborative research project between the University of Pittsburgh, the Software Studies Initiative at the California Institute for Telecommunication and Information and The Graduate Centre/City University of New York, uses the information behind this new urban image movement to tell a larger story. Using media visualisation techniques to explore visual patterns, dynamics and structures in user-generated photos, they unpacked the new opportunities that were opened up for sociologists, geographers and artists to reimagine city life through people’s actual flows and rhythms, their collective mental maps of even their sentiments and the urban social media data that was created through this mass of individuals.

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/254101

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