Jens Oliver Meiert

Travel, Photos, Art?

Post from December 9, 2013 (↻ August 27, 2014), filed under and .

I started another side project. It’s about taking a ton of photos of street scenery, hoping for Google+’s Auto Awesome to latch on, using GIMP if not, and putting the results up on Tumblr. On the one new travel tumblr art installation that I call Animated Traffic.

Unanimated logo.

Figure: Every tumblr needs a logo (though Uno’s is nicer).

It’s actually a bit more work than it looks like—for one because of Google+’s mysterious ways of deciding what photo sequences to animate and because of the sometimes random order it puts photos in (notice how some traffic flows backwards), and for another because of peculiarities on Tumblr’s end, where you can’t post GIFs natively and which has just been new territory for me. Similarly, every animation requires some optimization (histogram, dimensions, compression) as they’re heavy—even post-optimization, each image weighs an average 2.25 MB.

In any case, I’ll use this Tumblr as a playful way of covering my world travels and to experiment a bit with GIF animations. Who knows what else I come up with. I deem a couple of posts per week realistic, so if you like it, this way please.

About the Author

Jens Oliver Meiert, photo of July 27, 2015.

Jens Oliver Meiert is a developer (O’Reilly, W3C, ex-Google) and philosopher. He experiments with art and adventure. Here on meiert.com he shares and generalizes and exaggerates some of his thoughts and experiences.

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  1. On December 13, 2013, 12:08 CET, Zacky Ma said:

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