|Art Sea Genoa Bay|
I am grateful to be living so close to the Rockies and I have spent a considerable amount of time becoming familiar with the peaks and ranges, creeks and rivers, trails and roadways by visiting them, taking photographs, painting them and labelling them. I like to research content related to history, ecology, geology, cartography using Google Maps, printed maps, travel books, library books, history books and every other available resource I can get my hands on. In my autumn 2010 plein air painting from this same place I incorporated some of these mountain peaks.
I use a number of Web 2.0 tools to share content in cyberspace. This ever-expanding technology creates the potential for generating clouds from uploaded data. One example of this is the relationship between Flickr and Flickr Hive Mind. Flickr Hive Mind is a data mining tool for the Flickr photography database. It is a search engine and experiment in the power of folksonomies. All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr.This is an example of a dynamic page which generates and updates images based on such criteria as interestingness, popularity, etc: