I’m drawing together the final (open source) technologies that will be integrated into the serendipity engine v2.0, which will be unveiled next month at Google’s Zeitgeist and Big Tent events here in the UK. (oh boy.. the little bits arrived in findochty yesterday, where i’m finishing my book).
I really like the possibilities of this:
The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene. Modern digital cameras capture gobs of parsable metadata about photos such as the camera’s settings, the location of the photo, the date, and time, but they don’t output any information about the content of the photo. The Descriptive Camera only outputs the metadata about the content.
what might it capture that you don’t expect? an exciting potential source of happy accidents.