Photography changes the way we "interact with, engage in, explore, experience, and share our #cities" @sustaincities

Photography changes the way we "interact with, engage in, explore, experience, and share our #cities" @sustaincities

They sought to investigate how to visualise millions of photos taken in New York, Bangkok or Tel Aviv in a way that reveals the cultural differences between these cities. What are the urban ‘stories’ documented by these sequences of publicly shared photos? With their collaborative project with Lev Manovich, Jay Chos and Nadav Hochmann they offered possible answers to these questions by analysing millions of Instagram photos from thirteen cities around the world, such as New York, Tokyo, San Francisco and Bangkok. They then created high-resolution visualisations that displayed tens of thousands of these photos, arranged in different ways and aggregated, revealing various particular ‘images’ of the cities. Each data set remarkably revealed something different to the others.

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