Here’s a neat video that combines the concept of the hyperlapse tour of a city with crowdsourced photography. Put together by filmmaker Lorenzo Antico, London in a day – INSTAGRAM was created by compiling a time-lapse of sorts using public Instagram photos taken by people in London.
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Crowdsourcing can lead to some incredible creations. One such creation is an interesting little website called the Human Clock. It’s an online clock that’s created with photographs from people all over the world. The website asks people to write down the current time or find it in a creative manner, snap a photograph, and then send it in.
Timera 2 is the second iteration of a rather unique then-and-now compositing app that crowdsources photographs from around the globe and allows you to easily document the changes that have taken place in the world around you over the decades.
Through a massive user-generated database of historical images, appropriately geotagged to their location, Timera users can create unique then-and-now photos by overlaying the archive photo with a photo they just took. Read more…
The number of words a picture may or may not be worth aside, there’s something intrinsically more powerful about a cause when it is backed up by quality photography.
This is the thought at the foundation of a new website called Leevia, a photography-driven petition platform that draws inspiration from movements like the Bring Back Our Girls campaign that spread through social media like wildfire. Read more…
With cameras as ubiquitous as they are, citizen-provided evidence is becoming more and more substantial when it comes to acquitting or incriminating victims in court. However, no matter how much information is captured, it’s rare for it all to be seen by those in charge of making the critical decisions, as there isn’t an effective way to submit or sort through the media.
To change that, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has launched a new online app, built around Amazon’s Web Services, to allow anyone to submit photo and video evidence of incidences.
New York City offers a plethora of photographic opportunity. Massive architecture alongside a vibrant and diverse population makes for plenty of work for photographers of all types. But have you ever thought about the myriad signage and typography that New York has to offer?
We reported yesterday that the FBI has issued an open call for photographs and videos that may help provide clues in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Since that time, investigators have begun circulating photos of two “possible suspects” spotted in images of the scene, suggesting that analyzing crowdsourced images has indeed been useful in this case.
It’s not just government law enforcement that is attempting to use public photographs to identify the attacker, though: the large online communities Reddit and 4chan have also begun carrying out their own crowdsourced photo analysis.