September 25, 2007

Graffiti Archaeology

Graffiti archaeology (flash) is an interesting piece of information/art visualisation. It allows the viewer to select a spot and move through time to see how different pieces of graffiti appear on top of each other. It is fascinating both to see the change of styles and surroundings, but also the interactions between the pieces of graffiti.

It reminds me of Grant Schindler's work on inferring temporal order of images. While the archaeology site is clearly based on enthusiasts carefully pooling and distorting pictures to fit. Schinder's approach is more suited for creating the same kind of result automatically. I wonder if there aren't a lot of automated camera footage out there just waiting for this kind of indexing, allowing the production of interactive 4D models of our environment over long periods of time.

Posted by Anders3 at September 25, 2007 02:17 PM