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A very cool Kickstarter project. Check it.
“Much like every social conference should include a tweet wall, every party should have an Instacube… The party just became interactive.”
- Andy Morales, Matters of Grey
The mobile device has transformed from a decade ago with people relying on it to keep them constantly connected, and share most every facet of their life via social media.
TIME magazine asked its readers from all over this great planet to take photos with their mobile phones and post them to Instagram using the hashtag #TIMEwireless. They received over 31,000 entries from more than 120 countries and the editorial team selected 288 to appear on the cover of the latest issue of TIME. We actually felt obligated to tag TIME on Instagram, but none of Social Irony’s photos made the cut. However we have a few friends that did have their images published and a big congrats to you!
*This entire short was composed and image captured using the iPhone… at a comfortable cruising altitude of 37,000 feet en route to Hong Kong. Follow @socialirony on Instagram and tag your cool tech savvy photos using #socialirony.
Instagram released a major update for iOS and Android devices, introducing Photo Maps - a new way to browse photos on Instagram. Do you like the new feature or do you have the same feelings toward change? It might take some time to adjust to the newbie…
Fashion and Instagram. Since the era of couturier Coco Chanel, fashion fiends have entrusted their style sense to magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, and W; indulging in the inspiring images that define fashion and capture the essence of being ‘en vogue.’ Thanks to the innovation of the printing press, people started contracting consumerism like some sort of epidemic. Alas, nowadays print is dead and the world has turned to digitalism while being thrust into a reinvented era—an era that can outrun the printing press in a heartbeat; running on Wi-Fi rather than basic mechanics.
After years of flipping through the pages of sports and fashion magazines, technology has made everyone’s job much easier, as we can now scroll through the images with one finger on our smartphones. Yes, I am talking about Instagram and it’s addictive nature: a cellular app defined by the company as “a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.” However, the photo sharing does not stop there. In fact, photos shared on Instagram have the ability to go viral in the same way images in Vogue once did; and the reach is growing exponentially. The difference between Instagram and Vogue, you see, is instant gratification. Unlike the reign of the magazine, in this day and age people crave speed. It has become a form of common sense as social media has morphed within a generation. The fashion industry knows this, and as a result thousands of brands and bloggers alike have manipulated the app’s intended purpose of sharing images with friends and family, opting to share their images—their names—with the world. From behind the scenes images from the latest Vogue photo-shoot, to instant front row images from Paris Fashion Week, Instagram continues to influence and change our lives.
*Image: Vintage Vogue. New York Beauty Issue. Cover. 1945.
It is a little known fact that cameras once ran on something commonly referred to as “film.”