Monday, August 8, 2011

Where was Facebook when we needed it?

Today, I was tasked with attempting to identify the people in photographs from a 1969 Guggenheim exhibition opening event.  I was given a list of the artists featured in the exhibition and asked to find photos of them from around 1969 so that we might match them up with the people in the pictures.  This was not an easy task.  Simply finding photos of these people was a challenge, let alone narrowing it down to a specific time frame.  I couldn't help but think of how easy it is on TV when the techies just run a photo through facial recognition software - yeah, that would have come in handy.  And if not fancy software, where was Facebook back then?!  Think about it - not only would it be really easy to find photos of these artists and just scroll back to albums posted in 1969, but assuming these photos were already on Facebook, they would just be tagged!  Oh, how we take such modern conventions for granted.

Today's mileage: 2.15 mi.

1 comment:

  1. Imagine trying to this without a computer!