A vintage-filtered edition of "now".
August 3, 2012 2:11 PM   Subscribe

This is now uses real-time instagram updates to capture "a cities movement, in a fluid story."
posted by Memo (21 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some of the cities seem to be having some loading problems but Sao Paolo works.
posted by Memo at 2:12 PM on August 3, 2012


Way to set the bar low, Sao Paolo.
posted by "But who are the Chefs?" at 2:18 PM on August 3, 2012


I think this is completely fascinating. Instagram is almost exclusively scantily clad women in groups at the bar and lunch. Which fortunately are two things I like looking at pictures of.
posted by Keith Talent at 2:20 PM on August 3, 2012


Anything where I can see many many photos of my beloved London, sign me up.
posted by Kitteh at 2:22 PM on August 3, 2012


In the next Batman film; Batman, over the stringent objections of Lucius Fox, uses this to determine the hideout of the villain known as The Hipster.
posted by 2bucksplus at 2:24 PM on August 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


In .su domains, jokes write you!
posted by Celsius1414 at 2:27 PM on August 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


There are a lot of dupes. Why is this? People posting same pic multiple times? This Was Then?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:29 PM on August 3, 2012


And whatever the heck this is.

Just saw a medical display with an MRI of a brain, with some sort of Not Good Blob very visible. Yikes, it even has someone's name legible.
posted by BungaDunga at 2:30 PM on August 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'll never understand why people take self-portraits using their mirrors.
posted by steamynachos at 2:35 PM on August 3, 2012


Banality in Realtime?
posted by Thorzdad at 2:37 PM on August 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'll never understand why people take self-portraits using their mirrors.

Presumably it's because you can see what you look like in the screen of the camera/phone while you pose.
posted by BungaDunga at 2:37 PM on August 3, 2012


But it's not like we have to worry about wasting 35mm film these days trying to get a good shot.
posted by steamynachos at 2:46 PM on August 3, 2012


Yahoo, by buying Flickr, this is what you did to us.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:47 PM on August 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


What a great idea. It's so handy how Instagram photos are squares, sure makes layout easy.

A friend of mine has a similar project called MapGrams. It's more explicitly map-oriented; you click on a map to see recent photos in the area. Works great in San Francisco. (It's in development, still a little buggy.)
posted by Nelson at 2:47 PM on August 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lots and lots of food. "Young and money" kept going through my head, too. But compelling, none-the-less. Wish there were more real-people-doing-stuff "snaps" and not obvious tumblr-postsecret-whatever fodder. But that's an instagram problem.
posted by maxwelton at 3:26 PM on August 3, 2012


I thought it would be a deluge of grainy faux-vintage pictures, but it's a lot slower and much more deliberate than that?
posted by PipRuss at 3:49 PM on August 3, 2012


Everyone around the world right now seems to have cataracts.
posted by the jam at 4:55 PM on August 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Needs more Amsterdam.
posted by humboldt32 at 5:59 PM on August 3, 2012


IT's an interesting idea, but boy does it skew heavy to the interests of 20something Instagrammers. Apparently "now" in New York City is a bunch of writhing limbs dancing in bars - which is a little weird because it's 11:30 - and women modeling for...some audience or other.
posted by Miko at 8:33 AM on August 4, 2012


This is awesome!
posted by carmel at 8:54 AM on August 4, 2012


this is so good...
posted by adrianspiegel at 9:18 AM on August 4, 2012


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