30 Days of Creativity 2012, a set on Flickr.
Played a little catch up today for the annual 30 Days of Creativity. Every year, there is an inspirational calendar in case someone has a little writer’s block or needs a bit of a nudge toward making something.
I wonder about the crazy algorithms concocted by the geeky engineers of Silicon Valley and thought it’d be a fun experiment to run each day’s term through the various search engines. Limiting myself to Google, Bing, Pinterest, Instagram and Flickr, I’m grouping the top results into a daily collage. With the latter three, it’s key to note that these images are deliberately tagged by the human being uploading the image. Even only four days into the project, I’m noticing better quality results.
What intrigues me is how disparate the images can be – “Friday” is a prime example. Really Google? And I include the quantities when I could (Pinterest’s native search didn’t return a number), proving that quantity doesn’t equal quality. I’ll take Flickr’s search results any day of the week.