A series of experiments were made using the iPhone’s GPS and accelerometer features. The aim was to explore if such a device may be used to accurately track the movements of large numbers of people over large areas for long periods of time. While the iPhone has been rejected as a suitable means of achieving these goals, these images document something of the investigations.
An accelerometer captured micro-motion during a series of drifts (walking, buses, trains) and drew such variation in x,z,z onto a photographic series documentating each journey. A form of urban rhythm-analysis, though the accuracy of the iPhone data was found to be wanting in many important regards.
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Silchester Overhead Composite
Taken by Kirk Woolford from a cherry picker in August 2010 (hi-res print-ready image available upon request). Such an image demonstates the tangible outputs that can be generated by interdisciplinary collaboration. In this case a photographer’s aesthetic and technical skills created this stunning image of the Silchester dig. This image will assist the archaeological team next season when they continue their work in 2011.