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Marni Shindelman, a lecturer in photography in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, was featured in a Wired magazine story about her Twitter photography project titled “Geolocation.”

Shindelman is working with Nate Larson, a Maryland Institute College of Art professor, to take photographs of locations where people sent tweets. The two are using Twitter’s geotagging feature to help them spot locations for their project.

Shindelman told the magazine that the photography project was a way of humanizing some of the massive amount of personal expression found on the social media site.

“There is so much virtual information out there, and we thought there was something fascinating about memorializing one piece of it,” Shindelman told Wired. “It gives it a life beyond this little blip and provides a real, physical, human connection.”