Holiday creates automated travel reports using Google Street View and image recognition software.
From a database of locations, a Python script randomly selects a location, downloads the corresponding Google Street View images, and uses image recognition software to describe what it sees.
Holiday was created in 2015 as part of my stay at Room & Board in New York. My host, Julia Pelta Feldman, wrote an essay about Holiday and other works that were on view in Brooklyn at the same time. I presented a German version at the Literary Colloquium Berlin on the occasion of the Electric Reading Night on July 19,2015.
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