Call for Entries - The Instagram ShowCalling all Instagrammers! We’re looking for the best, most creative Instagrams for a show celebrating your imagination and unique vision! That’s right, we’re taking your Instagrams off the the web and putting them on the wall, to be admired and taken home by your adoring fans. All themes and subjects are welcome, the more original and creative the better. We’ll select the best entries to be professionally printed and displayed at Melrose Lightspace in West Hollywood, CA, December 5-7. The exhibit will be free and open to the public with a preview December 5th and artist receptions December 6th and 7th.More info:
Instagram Adds Video, Ruins Instagram
In its effort “to spite Vine (and Twitter, which owns Vine)”, Instagram just made itself worse. Its simplicity, its focus and its uncommon UI are gone now. Though there’s a setting to turn off “Auto-Play Videos”; how does that make you feel?
Mercedes Untamed brings Instagram entries to a digital installation.
"I’m watching two guys Instagram their ice cream cones, so I thought I’d tweet about it."-Christine Linnell (via justbeingseriouslysocial)
A long week of searching for something that combined the ‘right here right now’ aspect of what we were trying to accomplish with the idea of recording something in your life (hence the suffix -gram). […] Another characteristic was whether or not you could tell someone the name and they could spell it easily.
Philip Neustrom has created Set your Instagram free!, a simple way to add Creative Commons licenses to your Instagram photos (something the service doesn’t support natively, meaning that technically anyone who reposts your Instagrams risks a lawsuit). Wired has a good writeup by Nathan Hurst:
“What makes Flickr’s Creative Commons licensing so great is that it’s structured: You can search through their photos and just find ones that are CC-licensed and even drill down by tag, etc.,” says Neustrom. “So I wanted to provide something with the same level of structure.” […] Users sign in with their Instagram accounts, choose the CC license they wish to use, and every photo they Instagram for the next three months (Neustrom included a re-up requirement so that users wouldn’t forget they’re sharing) will be CC-licensed. Take note, though: There’s no way to selectively license your Instagram photos — they’ll all appear on I Am CC. Whether you want them licensed in the first place is up to you, but chances are, they’re not making your any money anyway.
Before the $1 billion sale to Facebook, before the 575 likes per second, before the 30 million registered users…there was this Instagram photo of a foot and a dog. […] The shot was featured in a blog post on Monday by Instagram HQ, celebrating two years to the day of the first photo uploaded to the photo-sharing network’s precursor, Codename. Fast forward a couple years, and feet and dogs have become Instagram mainstays along with cats, brunch and bridges.
So, this’s how Instagram has created a whole new genre of photography!