Friday, April 08, 2005

image landscapes

Noah Fields of the Media Lab theorises some interesting applications for tagged photos, if I'm reading his site rightly. On image landscapes, he shows off potential spatial and temporal displays including photos embedded in other photos, photos organized along continua like urban-rural (overlaid on a photo background montage of buildings and trees), and photos in temporal and narrative order (photos taken at the same time tend to be "about" the same topic and therefore may imply stories).

I like these ideas, because tags only go so far to illustrate relationships and aren't in themselves so interesting; intelligently placing tagged photos inside another context (even purely visual) or applying sematic network searches to them could make for more interesting applications down the road.

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