Instaphotospot

Instaphotospot was an exploration into why and what we document using Instagram as the main explorative tool. During the fall of 2013 I worked with Brynn Shepherd and Ashley Marie Quinn in experimenting with the Instagram API, observing Instagram users in the wild, and creating public disruptions to see if we could get at what this behavior is all about. The project eventually culminated in Instaphotobooth.

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(Above) InstagramIRL was a traveling larger-than-life Instagram Interface. We set it up Madison Square Park and at a Banksy street art piece that was getting a lot of attention. The interface was set up so as to frame a photo for the user. The public interacted with it in both expected and unexpected ways, it became clear early on that interjecting themselves in the frame was one of the most appealing parts of the project.

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(Above) #SoOriginal pulled photos from a specific location and/or tag using Statigram and Worldcam

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#IwasthereIRL brought photos of places and things to the viewer. Inspired by FOMO (fear of missing out), we curated collections of Instagram photos like the ones above that took users on a tour of the Banksy NYC Street Art show. The user was prompted to take a close up picture of the photo of their choice and post it to their Instagram as if they had been there themselves.