Postgram – A bot for ‘human storytelling’

Created by Sebastian Vargas at ECAL (Bachelor Media & Interaction Design), Postgram is a bot for 'human storytelling' that explores issues of public data, privacy and image making using a process of "fair hack” to develop a story narrative. It speculate about the social network behaviour and search for new possibilities for film content.

Using @post.gram instagram account: each time a photo is published, the bot use the geolocalisation data to seek for someone living around using a public directory. Once someone is found, is automatically added as a new contact in Sebastian's phone and then sends him/her a printed postcard of the image. New contacts are then called to notify them about the postcard and a proposal to meet and film the encounter. The meeting is filmed, stories told, narratives discovered. See project page for full videos.

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