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Shift Change
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From the series In Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream.

Twitter estimates there are over 340 million tweets daily, creating a vast sea of digital noise. We select locations then examine Twitter for posts that occurred recently in the surrounding area, utilizing these tweets as the spoken soundtrack. We imagine ourselves as virtual flâneurs, ethnographers of the Internet, exploring real world locations 140 characters at a time through the lives of others.

For this piece, we selected Twitter results surrounding three greater Atlanta office parks that reference endings, leaving, edges, and stopping, pairing the sound of this data stream with time-lapse video of the end of the workday.