Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge Thursday, September 01, 7:30pm
Geolocation is the title of an exhibition by photographers Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman that continues at The 1912 Gallery of Emory & Henry College through Saturday, September 10, 2011. The artists use publicly available embedded geotag information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Each of the photographs in the exhibit is taken on the site of the update and paired with the originating text.
Professors Larson and Shindelman select texts that reveal something about the personal nature of the users’ lives or the national climate, while also examining the relationship to physical space and the ways in which it influences online presence.
Larson will speak about this particular collaborative work during an Artalk on Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 pm in the Board of Visitors Lounge of Van Dyke Center. The 1912 Gallery, located at the Emory Train Depot, will open at 6:30 pm for viewing and after the Artalk for a reception with the artist.