Photos and connections

Our photo booth is now up and running in the Extraction Hall East at Picnic 07. It is a very conceptually simple ‘photo booth that knows your name’.

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Physically it’s a large enclosure that takes pictures of participants, when they touch their RFID tags to a spot inside the booth. The photos get uploaded to Flickr and connections between the people being photographed are made within the Picnic website.

The photos are displayed on the outside, where participants can touch another point and see the photos that they have taken of themselves.

It’s interesting to see the development of the photos from the late-night hacking sessions through the elation of the first trial runs to the mass usage. Now we’re at 200 photos in 3 hours.

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Come and see us, we’re running until Saturday.

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  1. By links for 2007-09-28 (Leapfroglog) on 28 September 2007 at 7:24

    [...] Photos and connections · Touch Timo describes the Picnic photo-booth – an RFID-enabled, it uploads to Flickr and automatically creates relations in Picnic’s social networking site. My favorite photos are the ludic ones where people try to trick the technology into doing silly stuff. (tags: play RFID physical photos photography picnic07 events conferences) [...]

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  3. By The RFID photo booth · Touch on 19 August 2008 at 21:39

    [...] last year’s Picnic conference we created a networked Photo Booth as part of the Mediamatic RFID hackers camp. Picnic is a conference with about two thousand [...]

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