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Artists Take Photos At Exact Location Where Random Tweets Were Made [Pics]

Artists Take Photos At Exact Location Where Random Tweets Were Made [Pics]
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Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman track the physical point of various tweets and capture an image to add a visual element to the message.

Emma Hutchings
  • 16 january 2013

Artists Nate Larson, a professor of photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Marni Shindelman, a lecturer in photography at the University of Georgia, capture visual images to accompany tweets for their ‘Geolocation‘ project.

They search through public geotagged tweets, selecting ones they like, and then travel to the location where they were sent. After tracking down the area using GPS information, they can narrow it down to a 15-foot radius.

Tweets Overlayed With Geolocated Photographs Tell A Story [Pics]

They choose a good viewpoint for their shot and capture an image to pair with the tweet. These photographs are then displayed with the original tweet written underneath. Shindelman told Wired:

There is so much virtual information out there and we thought there was something fascinating about memorializing one piece of it. It gives it a life beyond this little blip and provides a real, physical, human connection.

Click through to see a selection of images from Larson & Shindelman’s ‘Geolocation’ project:

 

Larson & Shindelman

 

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