Average Photos Study
This comes via John Michael Boling on Rhizome. The video was posted on Vimeo by a user named KitschPatrol who wrote:
every day, flickr deems 500 photographs from its database "interesting."
each frame of this video represents the average of one day's 500 interesting photographs.
in series, the video frames document each day's average interestingness between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2007.
this video is a study for a larger-scale, interactive representation of similar data.
I believe the artist is Eric Mika, whose KitschPatrol website is a bit overdue to launch (the webpage says to check back on January 17th).
It'll be interesting to find out what the larger-scale project is... I like the concept & effect, but am feeling there might be a better source--something with more evocation--than Flickr's daily interesting photos.