Visual of key word and words that were not searched
With roots in the surrealist movement, IDEO Boston put together a digital experiment in storytelling at an event with Bill Moggridge. Using twitter-length sentences culled from the attendees, IDEO linked keywords from the sentences with sourced images through Flickr of the latest corresponding tagged photos posted to the site. The end result: A never-ending visual story. Check out the ever-changing site or see a static version of the first chapter after the jump.
Explains the team from IDEO:
In creating our exquisite corpse, each step of the process challenged our grasp on what makes a story "complete". We considered:
+ The collective influence of a particular crowd: Submissions came from people with a common interest (they wanted to attend an event hosted by Bill Moggridge). Did that influence the tone/stream of the final corpse's consciousness?
+ The power of curation: We wondered what effect curating has on crowd-sourced content. It seems that contributions solicited for a specific purpose encourage a level of similarity and richness—such as multiple perspectives on the single topic—whereas undirected, open-ended contributions lead to more free-form ideas.
+ The impact of crowd sourcing: The project left us wondering how we might use crowd-sourced visualizations in traditional stories and whether given writers exquisite direction can produce a coherent story through this model. Does the expression need to be static in order to generate meaning?
+ Not all visuals are ready for prime time: We had to apply to few filters to make sure we we're pulling imagery suitable for the average viewer. Who knew our tags would yield more 'adult themed imagery.'
Exquisite Corpse Experiment - Chapter One from IDEO Labs on Vimeo.