Close reading in Portland


.defaced, originally uploaded by skomra.

skomra explains: “A poster posts up these photos of people and then defaces them, a fairly straightforward message of erasure. The interesting part, though, is the use of tags or keywords at the bottom of the photo. Some of that erasure is aimed at keyword based image retrieval.”

Click through to read the Flickr hover-note that details the tags. Interesting!

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