generalHuman Geography

The World’s Eyes Project

Gizmodo has a pretty cool post about MIT’s Word’s Eyes Project.  The idea behind the project is to look at the world through the photos posted on Flickr.  What they’re trying to capture are the ways we – mostly as tourists – capture the world around us.  Of course there are lots of projects and products out there to do this sort of thing, but I’m attracted to the rather “unauthorized” nature of this project.  In some ways, it seems like those that put their pictures up for purposes other than documenting a place might, completely inadvertantly, show us things about that place we might otherwise miss.