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Last updated July 17, 2011

ONE SUN. People. Pictures. Places.

Help us match photographs of sunrises and sunsets taken at the same instant by two photographers on opposite sides of the world. Cool!

ONE SUN. People. Pictures. Places.

Help us match photographs of sunrises and sunsets taken at the same instant by two photographers on opposite sides of the world. Cool!

$124
pledged of $2,400pledged of $2,400 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 17 2011 3:31 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 17, 2011

About

The goal of the project is to build and market a web app that helps collect and  match photos of sunrises and sunsets that are taken at the same time, from opposite sides of the earth. Let's see if we can use the power of the Internet, the ubiquity of cameras, and the phenomenon of crowdsourcing, to capture these special moments "from both sides at the same time."  Remember you can support this project without contributing any money. 

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

Because we think it's really cool and interesting. I am a big fan of great photos, interesting places, and awesome people. I also love technology and and the web. I couldn't think of a better way to bring all these things together. 

HOW ARE WE DOING THIS?

There are two main ways we can make a match. Planned and unplanned. The former require enormous awareness, luck, dedication, and preparation; the latter requires an enormous volume of photos submitted. 

Users can submit photos right now via:

  • This app for iPhone  (enter code SOULS photos show up here)
  • This group on Flickr
  • This email address (mine)
  • Instagram (tag your photos with geolocation and "#rise" or "#set"

Once a photo is uploaded, it must be tagged with the exact date and time, the location, and RISE OR SET... and the search for a match begins...

There are perfect matches and close matches. A close match could be same time but different days, same day and time but the sun itself is not visible only a pretty sky, two photos of the sun on the horizon but an hour apart, etc. 

A perfect match consists of two photos taken at the same exact moment, on the same day, with half the sun clearly visible right on the horizon. Perfect matches must be time stamped and geocoded automatically or the photographer must be able to prove the exact time and location of the photo. 

WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU?

We are going to use the money to build and market a dedicated app and site to increase the volume of submissions, and automate the matches. As we stated above, we are currently using multiple sources and various hacks to collect the images and to “match” them by hand. A dedicated app will make it more fun and easier to submit pics that are automatically geotagged and time stamped. We are also relying on the kickstarter campaign itself to help spread the word. Our ultimate goal is at least 10 perfect matches for a book. The book for the rewards will be the 10 closest matches by Sept. 1st, 2011 created in http://www.viovio.com/

We hope you find a time zone level that you can support financially! If not you can still support us by submitting photos of sunrises and sunsets and telling your friends around the world! Thanks in advance:) See you on the other side. 

**IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT SUBMITTING A PHOTO. When you submit a photo you are allowing us to reproduce your image for KICKSTARTER REWARDS ONLY. If we use your image for a KICKSTARTER REWARD, you will receive attribution, that's the whole point of the project:). If we want to use your image commercially for anything outside the scope of this campaign, ie a more formal book, exhibit, etc, we will ask you first and may be able to compensate you. 

WHEN IS EVERYTHING HAPPENING?

We are big believers of the theory that constraints provide traction. We respect the 30 day window recommended by the fine folks @ KS but wanted to extend this raise for a variety of reasons. First of all, our video needs a bit of time (it's very cool) but we didn't want it to hold us back from publishing. Since we are relying on you for exposure (camera pun intended) we want to use the window to collect submissions not just financial support.  I believe we can make the first "perfect match" while the raise is still live, then use the funds to build the dedicated app and website to generate more and launch the project.   Speaking of restraint, we also agree with the paradox of choice and are not patently ignoring @craigmod's sage advice. We just thought it would be fun to have a reward for each time zone:)

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