Hyperlocal Zeitgeist: Currents 2016
Hyperlocal Zeitgeist is an internet based artwork that displays current Instagram posts whose locations are inside a 1.444 kilometer radius surrounding El Museo Cultural in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The posts are displayed in a documentary style animation preceded by a satellite image generated by the Google Maps API showing the tagged location within the geographic search radius. Time, location name, user handle and caption text are also displayed. Continued viewing of the piece begins to reveal the underlying cultural and social activity of the topography that surrounds the Museo's location. The work gives a nod to traditional representations of landscape, capturing a locality in a moment of time, and rendering it with an invisible metadata that permeates our contemporary physical reality.