“OneOcean” by Brianna Larson is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Since the invention of the Camera obscura, photography always has been a magical way of capturing the moment at a specific place and time. Bound to this moment, a picture can tell us stories about people, places, cultures. While a picture for itself already has much to tell, what can many pictures together tell us? With the increasing number of pictures being shared online around the world, especially over platforms such as Instagram or Flickr, it is worth taking a look what we can do with this flood of data and what it can tell us. Can we gain any…

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What is a city trip nowadays worth without an obligatory tourist picture for Instagram? We all know it: we all complain about people taking hundreds of pictures, only to edit, tag, share them on Instagram, only seeing reality through the camera. But at the end of the day, we also end up posting something… For the ‘gram! We share our lives to the world through Instagram, but so do we see the world through it.

But, does social media represent the world we live in? Nowadays almost everybody has a smartphone and an Instagram account. Add to this a constant…

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