Real-time photo-sharing application Burstn creates instant chronological archive of TOROmagazine.com’s NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition
Photography past met photography future last night at Caitlin Cronenberg’sRed, a NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition hosted by TOROmagazine.com. Documenting the event live was Burstn, a real-time photo sharing application developed in Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone. Burstn co-creators Dave Senior and Josh Davey snapped the splashy night away on their mobile phones, creating an instant photo timeline that was simultaneously shared with followers and archived to the web athttp://burstn.com/toromagazine.
Now available as a free download from the iPhone App Store, Burstn takes mobile phones from camera to distribution centre with zero extra steps for the budding photographer. At the moment of capture photos are automatically distributed to the user’s subscribed family and friends via their mobile phones, complete with the GPS location information of where they were shot. At the same time they can be shared via Facebook and Twitter while they are uploaded to the user’s own Burstn URL in a photo stream from oldest to newest.
With the Toronto International Film Festival now in full swing, Burstn is the perfect tool for amateur paparazzi looking to brag to their friends about their celebrity sightings. For more information on Burstn and how to download the application, visit http://burstn.com.
Red is open to the public September 11 and 12 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the VIP pop-up lounge TORO After Dark at PEARS on the Avenue (164 Avenue Road). The exhibition, curated by Cronenberg, features 12 images from the NY TimesCanadian Photo Archive, which was recently acquired by Christopher Bratty, co-founder of TOROmagazine.com and Black Angus Media. TOROmagazine.com posts one image daily from the 24,000 photograph collection online.
For more information, visit. www.toromagazine.com.
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