Location Tracking as Art


I just discovered Maria Scileppi’s Living Brushstroke project that uses iPhone location tracking to create artistic views of people’s movements. The picture above is from the Chiditarod, “Probably the world’s largest pub crawl/food drive”. Almost everyone’s first reaction to seeing the trace of their movements retrieved from the iPhone logs is the same as ours, “Cool!”. If we can give users control over their own data (asking permission to record as Maria’s app does), there’s so many amazing projects like this we can build.

Anthem from Maria Scileppi on Vimeo.

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