lliinnsz is a participative Live Film Project by meshes and mobilefest Sao Paulo.
Everyone can participate to this live generated film by sending in your own pictures. Especially mobile devices can upload directly to the lliinnsz server. A software builds a dynamic piece of film incorporating all incoming pictures according to their simmilarity. Each picture is part of the film and can be used as cutting point. A constantly developing and ordered film loop can be seen on http://lliinnsz.meshes.org - as well as newly-influenced, throughout the event.
Lins and Linz two cities - one in South America, the other in Europe are initiating this project. Citizens from these cities are especially invited to participate to this public film project.
You can send your pictures or MMS to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The project site on the web: http://lliinnsz.meshes.org
Thoughts (on the background of the project)
On the one hand - cities as locations are leveled down by the drive of global standards - on the other hand they have to compete like products on a market of places by selling special USPs.
Whenever taking pictures, on most of the places you can always find site-specific but also replaceable subjects.
Therefore photographing is not mandatory dependent to a location - but can be a conscious or even subconscious construct of a place, a statement in this rivality of places.
Vilem Flusser who taught in Brazil from 1962 to 1972 wrote 1986 in his text „Für eine Philosophie der Fotografie“ that the freedom of the photographer remains a predefined freedom. The truth is that the photographer as a operator fulfills the will of the picture creating machine.
The mobile phone became the 24 hour companion of mankind. There hardly are devices with no picture taking functionality on the market. Anybody owns rather a photo mobile than pen and notepad. Taking pictures becomes a digital note taking habit. Mini informations for minimal occasions (see Twitter) are nowadays reason enough to be published. Therefore a new kind of photography arises, a everyday speech photography.
The main subjects of this new photography are mostly people and of course their cities. Continuously publishing this everyday informations, cities are getting more and more digital twin cities.
These cities have no real city limits. They grow by published information.