Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman Geolocation: Tributes from the Data Stream

Artists' Talk & Reception: Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm
Wilson Hall's Concert Hall

Staniar Gallery is partnering with the Digital Humanities Working Group to present this  collaborative project by photographers Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman who use publicly available GPS coordinates from Twitter messages to find and photograph the location where the Tweet originated. The pictures are then presented with the text that inspired them to create poetic pairings, which range from sorrowful to humorous, confessional to cheeky. The project has garnered much attention for its exploration of contemporary cultural dichotomies such as public/private, real/virtual, analog/digital. Geolocation has been widely exhibited and featured in such publications as Wired Magazine, the New York Times Lens Blog, VICE Magazine, Discover Magazine, The Washington Post, and Utne Reader.

image:  Geolocation: Have My Location?, 2011, Archival Pigment Print, 24  x 20 inches