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Nate Larson, Marni Shindelman

Geolocation: Worth the Wait

Geolocation: Gun Shot

Geolocation: Lost My Dad

Geolocation: Freaking It

Geolocation: Fucksakes

Geolocation: Gue Yakin Bisa

Geolocation: Her Heart and Mine

Geolocation: Twitter Thing as Job

Geolocation: Home for the Night

Geolocation: I Know You are Scared
Nate Larson, Marni Shindelman

We use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Each of these photographs is taken on the site of the update and paired with the originating text. Our act of making a photograph anchors and memorializes the ephemeral online data in the real world and also probes the expectations of privacy surrounding social networks. We select texts that reveal something about the personal nature of the users’ lives or the national climate, while also examining the relationship to physical space and the ways in which it influences online presence. This portfolio was completed in August 2011 as a site-specific commission for Third Space Gallery, Saint John, New Brunswick.