Constant Setting

This is a little project of mine that was born over a year ago in Amsterdam but went into hibernation for a while for obvious reasons. I’m happy to consider this is my first actual contribution to the web2.0 conversation.

I’d like to thank D’arcy Saum, Richard Groenendijk and Nicholas Land for helping me out on this project.

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Constant Setting:

Communications technologies allow us to be connected globally but there is nothing more deeply moving than the natural and uncontrollable motion of the day. Every hour of the day, somewhere in the world, Mother Nature offers us that symphony of color, and we take pictures of it.

Constant setting is a simple website that displays in real time, any sunset images taken and posted to Flickr as creative commons that correspond to the cities where the sun is setting at the moment.

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You can see the city where the image was taken (which you can click to be redirected to the Google maps location, if you don’t know where in the world that is) as well as its geographical information (long / lat) and the local time in that city.

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You can also see who took the picture and get redirected to the original picture to add to your favorites! There’s a little timer to let you know how long to the next one, and because this is crowdsourced in a way, it might go back to the same image, until it finds an image tagged with “sunset” for the next location.

Enjoy and do let me know what you think! Consider this version1.0 :)

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iotwatch

Founder of designswarm & the Good Night Lamp. Ex CEO of Tinker London.

10 thoughts on “Constant Setting”

  1. Hi Ian, yes we’ve got some tweaks do make we couldn’t achieve in the first version so there will be improvements like embedding the google maps on the drop down menu directly.

    Michael, thanks! I’m glad you like it.

  2. Great work.

    one suggestion I would like to share is to not reload the same image over and over again. When it reloads, you expect a new awsome picture, but it’s the same. Snif snif. You might be limited to small dataset for a particular location, maybe expand your location zone or don’t reload if there is only one available image from Flickr.

    /Camille

  3. Salut Camille,

    Yeh this is where my explanation comes in “There’s a little timer to let you know how long to the next one, and because this is crowdsourced in a way, it might go back to the same image, until it finds an image tagged with “sunset” for the next location.”

    Not something I’m sure we know how to do at the moment, but will check it out for sure. I know its an issue.

  4. Hey – constantsetting.com is just showing me a blank (black) page. I’m on FF3 / OSX / all plugins. Also, whenever I load one of your blog pages I get an alert asking me to log into Twitter (protected streams not playing nice with the badge?)

    Sorry for all the negativity – just thought you’d like a heads-up. Love everything else!

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