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Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream

Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman

Filter Photo is pleased to present Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of  Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman.


Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Each of these photographs is taken on the site of the update and paired with the originating text. Larson and Shindelman’s act of making a photograph anchors and memorializes the ephemeral online data in the real world and also probes the expectations of privacy surrounding social networks. Their collaborative work is a means for situating this virtual communication in the physical realm. They imagine themselves as virtual flâneurs, ethnographers of the Internet, exploring cities 140 characters at a time through the lives of others.


Flash Powder Projects has recently published Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream with photographs by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman,
texts by Kate Palmer Albers, Jamie Allen, Chad Alligood, Julia Dolan, Mark Alice Durant, Paul Soulellis, Michael Wolf, and Natalie Zelt.


Exhibition Dates: May 6 – May 28, 2016

Location: Filter Space | 1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 207

Filter Photo is proud to acknowledge the support of the David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation in producing this exhibition.

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