Psychogeography – tourist red zones, local blues, and null regions untouched by photography….


An interesting little data visualization project by Eric Fischer over on flickr – he’s attempted to represent neighborhoods according to the density of tourist-experiences recorded in photographs. Red zones indicate the areas where the preponderance of photos were taken by tourists, and blue zones are where ‘locals’ take their photos. Yellow zones are those that are photographed, but by people unclassifiable as ‘local’ or ‘foreign.’

I am most interested in the vast uncharted negative spaces of paleness, the unphotographed realms. When you go off the edge of the map, There Be Dragons, don’t you know.



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