Ponderance

(May 2003 - March 2007.) Tama's thoughts on the blogosphere, podcasting, popular culture, digital media and citizen journalism posted from a laptop computer somewhere in Perth's isolated, miniature, urban jungle ...

Exploring the world of Flickr

Saturday, October 23, 2004
Some of you may have noticed a photo badge appear on the sidebar (to your right -->) which is generated using the wonderful photograph storing/sharing/narrating platform Flickr. I'll be trying to take digital photos more consistently from now on, so have a look every now and then. You can also view my full photostream at Flickr.

I've been looking at all sorts of photos, but this one from Gabriel Castro really stood out...

I wonder if other G4s are secretly going to uni so Apple can eventually be run by the powerbooks, for the powerbooks? :)

Another Flickr thread worth following is the emerging the world of Flicktion which Jill has recently blogged. Flicktion is fiction written around an interesting flickr photo. You can follow all the flicktion here. Flicktion reminds me of Fontaine's ideas about the world being a chorus of voices coming from objects, not just people, in William Gibson's novels:
Everything, to Fontaine, had a story. Each object, each fragment comprising the built world. A chorus of voices, the past alive in everything, that sea upon which the present tossed and rode. (All Tomorrow's Parties, 158-9).
It can also be fun to follow the photos people are taking of your city (don't get confused though, as there is a bizzare doubling going on since there is also a Perth, Scotland; you can pretty much pick quite photos are from Western Australia and which are Scots, but it's a fun mix!) Live long Flickrnation!

1 Comments:

At 11/17/2005 01:24:00 am, Blogger Thomas Hawk said...

Hey, if you get a chance, check out the FlickrNation site and podcast:

http://flickrnation.com

 

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