selfie - A flickr social media art piece

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Selfie is an interactive social media art piece powered by Flickr

The interactive piece explores folksonomy, how we define ourselves and how we associate them with imagery. The art piece dyanmically retrieves the relevant images from Flickr associated with people and their selfies'. The art piece is ever changing, always retrieving a new selfie from Flickr. The selfie is altered away its original intention. My hope is to explore and inspire a unique perspective on what data is and how it may be translated into art.

The medium is jQuery and Flickr data. jQuery was used to constantly retrieve the images related to joy and sadness from Flickr. The composition and interactive animation was also created using jQuery.
- Jon Montenegro