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You Can Now Watch The Sun Rise And Set Around The World Via Instagram
By Yap Yen, 22 May 2015
This new project by Michelle Chandra uses a crowdsourced data visualisation algorithm to allow you to watch the sun come up in real time around the world.
Her project, ‘All Our Suns’, looks at all Instagram photos with the hashtags ‘#sunrise’ and ‘#sunset’, as a part of Chandra’s larger project called ‘All Our Yesterdays’, which discusses the history of humanity’s relationship with time.
The data is incorporated into three live-updated maps. One tracks the sun as it moves across the Earth’s surface via the hashtags, another pins each posted sunrise and sunset post onto an interactive map and the last one keeps track of every time two people post about the day’s end and beginning simultaneously.
Take a look at her project here and see her impressive animated visualisation below.
[via The Creators Project, images via All Our Suns]
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