[ san francisco. via Utne]
as both verb and noun, a ‘map’ is an extraordinary thing.tracing mountains and oceans, roads, economic activity, crime, internet usage, it appears to actually chart our social consciousness.
it shows how things are related to one another by distance, direction and size, which are basic markers for how we measure our relationships, hopes and sorrows.
like these created by eric fischer, which shows presence.
Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more).
Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).
Yellow points are pictures where it can’t be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven’t taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.
not every picture taken is geo-tagged, but it’s interesting.
-along the familiar coastline of singapore-
interesting to imagine the hotbed of activity along the stretch from clarke quay to little india. clicks upon clicks that must have been storing their own precious slips of memory.
wonder if the patch of yellow red in the top left is in macritchie.
[singapore. all images from Eric Fischer at Flickr]
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