Stamen Design, whose work you’ve most definitely seen, comes out with their most recent collaboration with Flickr, the photo and video sharing service. It’s called Flickr Clock. It lets you browse Flickr videos contributed to the Flickr Clock Group Pool. Videos are arranged as slices by time uploaded (or is it time contributed to the group?) and sized by their original upload resolutions. Click on a slice, and the video opens up like above.
Underneath is a time browser for a zoomed out view with chunks by the hour. Click, drag, and browse or just sit back and let autoplay do the work for you if you’re too lazy to move your mouse. The wider the chunks are, the more videos that were uploaded during the hour.
Flickr Clock isn’t my favorite Stamen work (that title still belongs to Cabspotting), but I like it. It’s fun. What do you think about Flickr Clock?
I like it a lot. We designed a calendar of events past and future for Van Alen Institute a while ago that uses the same premise of slivers extending horizontally in time. http://www.vanalen.org Flickr clearly has the quantity of data to max out the concept but it was fun to see how similar ideas will always exist no matter what you do. Malcolm Gladwell wrote an interesting article in the New Yorker a few months ago on the subject of similar ideas developed independently at the same time. The internet is now making all of that more readily apparent.
@Sidney – cool, i like how the slivers kind of come out as you roll over them, sort of like thumbing through a magazine
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wouldn’t it be cool if you could search for a topic and sort by date instead of time, so you could do more timeline-y stuff…