Mar 4, 2009
Our friends at Flickr ("almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world") have launched Stamen's new project with them, Flickr Clock. It's a browser for the videos that people have recently started uploading to the site. They're arranged chronologically, and drawn from videos that people have posted to the flickrclock group on flickr.
The pool is quickly filling up with the usual Flickr brilliance: shadows, windmills, kangaroos, an almost casual "look at all this great stuff we have" that this community excels at providing. It will eventually autoplay, so you can sit back and let the user-generated goodness just wash on over you; sort of like Neave Television without all the wierd cat stuff.
The bottom of the interface lets you scroll back and forth in time, so you can get a broader sense of what the community's been posting:
And the slivers are sized according to the original size that the video was when it was posted, so you get all this lucious user-based variance:
It's been great to be working with Flickr again; it's been a while since we did the Nikon Stunning Gallery:
and even longer since we made Mappr:
Flickr clock is our second project with the talented Sha Hwang, whom close watchers will have noticed in our recent new studio portrait and who's been working with us in the studio since September. I'm a bit behind on blogging so I'll leave it at that for right now, but hope to have Sha's other project and hopefully a bio of the newest Stamen online soon.