écal

Diploma project, ECAL 2015

in BACHELOR MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

by Sebastian Vargas

Teacher(s): Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Gaël Hugo, Christophe Guignard


Postgram is my personal automated online bot dedicated to the practice of «fair hacking». Using an @post.gram instagram account, each time a photo is published, the bot uses geolocalisation data to seek someone living close by, using a public directory. Once someone has been found, he/she is automatically added as a new contact in my phone and is sent a printed postcard of the image. New contacts are notified of the postcard with a suggestion to meet and film the encounter.

Postgram counterposes public data and image making, using a process of «fair hacking» of public services.