Here’s a screen shot of my thesis project (2007) called “Trigr.”
I asked 35 people to document their lives at my command using camera phones.
I sent several daily text messages to their cell phones which said “shoot!”
which meant “take a picture” of whatever was going on in that moment.
The photos were uploaded to Flickr and tagged with each user's name, date, and time of the
Trigr their photo was in response to. I used the Flickr API to build it. This project was an attempt to push the social norms of photography (ie- only photographing “special moments” like vacations, birthdays, holidays, etc.) and explore whether I could connect people to each other by asking them to share moments of their lives which were not self selected. The results were pretty interesting.
I explain them all in my thesis presentation video which you can watch here.
Some quick snapshots of the project below and you can view the Flickr page here.