Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream

Artists’ talk and reception:
Thursday, September 15, 2016
5:30pm
Wilson Hall/Concert Hall and Lykes Atrium

The exhibit runs September 1-24, 2016 in Staniar Gallery.


We are partnering with the Staniar Gallery to present this collaborative project by photographers Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman who use publicly available GPS coordinates from Twitter messages to find and photograph the location where the Tweet originated. The pictures are then presented with the text that inspired them to create poetic pairings, which range from sorrowful to humorous, confessional to cheeky. The project has garnered much attention for its exploration of contemporary cultural dichotomies such as public/private, real/virtual, analog/digital. Geolocation has been widely exhibited and featured in such publications as Wired Magazine, The New York Times Lens Blog, VICE Magazine, Discover Magazine, The Washinton Post and Utne Reader. Larson and Shindelman will be visiting Journalism and DH courses during their visit.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Staniar Gallery.

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