More Than 2.3 Million Instagram Photos are Arranged Beautifully in "The Aggregate Eye" Exhibition

A genius new exhibition called “The Aggregate Eye,” showing now at the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College at Old Westbury New York, examines the patterns created by our ever-increasing output onto social media. Using Instagram photos, a team of researchers and designers took a sample set of 2.3 million Instagram photos, from 13 different cities around the world. The images were than put into data visualizations using the actual photos, organized by a number of different ways: time, hue, in radials, in montage, in plots, by location, and in intersections of these variables.The exhibition is part of the Phototrails project. The thinking