THE TURBINE MASH UP
The Turbine Mash up is a Web application which uses the virtual representation of the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern of London as a scenario for a mashup that retrieve online images through Flickr.
The user writes the name of an artist, the application searches the Flickr database and retrieves images tagged with this name: the user gets a selection of images that other people have tagged with that name.
The Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern is a prestigious place, famous for its special installations which attract a great number of visitors. The project aims to be an online representation of this. The project enables a virtual encounter between web visitors and flickr users, showing a collection of images of artworks and some banal, seemingly unrelated images. When a user types in the name of their favorite artist, he will get some images of the artworks of the related artist, but might also get images of people´s pets or food, or anything another person has tagged with that name.
BA DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION – LCC – LONDON UK
The Turbine Mash Up was realized by Jesus Cabrera Hernandez and developed at Digital Media Production, University of Arts London (LCC) UK.