Real time comparative visualization of Instagram images as they are uploaded from Taipei and New York created with custom software. Together with Jay Chow.
Taipei Phototime captures and displays new Instagram images in real time. Two streams of images, one from Taipei and one from New York, are continuously updated on the screen as users in these cities share new images. The display alternates between showing the actual photos and their abstraction - color squares representing images using their average hue. This abstracted representation allows viewers to compare temporal patterns and visual rhythms of Taiwan and New York. As images fill the screen, differences in color palettes, contrast, and other dimensions between the two cities become apparent.
“Wonder of Fantasy. 2014 International Techno Art Exhibition.”
The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, May 17 – August 3, 2014.