Filed under: Digital Strategy
Felix Jung has used Flickr’s API search functionality to add dimensions the lyrics of Dan Frick’s lovely song “Astronaut” The content will never be the same-every time you watch it as each time the Flash file is loaded, new images are randomly pulled from Flickr use keywords in the song as trigger points.
Ultimately, I think that’s the way this project should be: new and surprising with each refresh. I like that it changes with each interaction; I like that it changes over time. In many ways, it’s also what I like about people: there is a lot of repetition, and there’s a whole lot of variation.
I watched it a couple of times- it’s intriguing how you try to create narratives to sequences of images even when you know that they’re random. The effect can be humorous but mostly it’s an unvarnished gentle celebration of the gift economy of Flickr and the beautiful work of both Felix and Dan.
Ahhh Virgin Mobile….what might have been eh?
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