July 24, 2015
Kiev 2/20/14, 2014
A collaboration with Brienne Jones and Minkyoung Kim.
Users can curate their own collection(s) of images capturing the most intense day of the Ukrainian uprising, 2/20/14. An html interface that is made up of 1,000s of images collected from the public via Instagram coupled with commissioned photos by the Associated Press, are stacked into a set and can be clicked and dragged into any arrangement. This invites users to explore the concerns, patterns, and sub-narratives within online social expression at a time of intense conflict. It also brings citizen and professional press images together in one set that can be compared and curated by the user—leveling authorship and crossing boundaries. Either an Instagram user-name or photographer credit attach with time stamps to each image. What is the difference between pro and amateur shots and what becomes the dominant story? (Kiev Instagram datasets were provided by softwarestudies.com. The project was created as part of 1.5 day RISD workshop “photo-journalism + graphic design + data visualization” by Lev Manovich. The AP images were collected by our team.)
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