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Places

Appreciating the small features of the places we live that make them special to us.

Motivation

Platforms like Google Maps and Instagram boil down the perceived importance of locations around us to a few key metrics. But are places with thousands of reviews on Google or geotags on Instagram meaningful features of the city to the people that live there?

With a focus on flexible-form storytelling, the goal of Places is to recognize locations that have personal significance to the individuals that interact with them. These places probably don’t show up a Google Maps, and might otherwise be overlooked by the casual passer-by. But regardless of their physical presence, they influence the lives of the people in our communities, and derive their importance from this lived experience.

Working Prototype

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