The Cultural Awareness Search Engine

Images of lamb from around the world thanks to the Cultural Awareness Search Engine

Photographer Taryn Simon has teamed up with computer programmer Aaron Swartz to create The Cultural Awareness Search Engine. Developed during this year’s annual Seven on Seven conference in New York (that matches artists with technologists to develop something new like an app or a game over the course of a single day), the duo created a search engine that features an array of web-based images associated with any term you care to enter.  These images are generated by local search engines in different countries and appear simultaneously on one page, thus providing a visual snapshot of the way in which the same concept gets presented in different cultures.  Have a play with it here.

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