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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Ambient Intimacy with Instagram
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Ambient Intimacy with Instagram
My wife and I went over to our good friends Ravi and Sonia's house the other night and as usual, I took some Instagram photos along the way. Rather than being annoying, the photos and photo taking process added to the fun.
Storified by Steve Garfield · Sun, Jun 17 2012 09:43:59
InstagramIt's a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look an...
Ambient Intimacy with Instagramstevegarfield
If you enlarge the image of my Instagram photos, above, you'll see numbers beside the little hearts. That's the number of likes each photo has gotten.
If you've got Instagram on a smartphone, you can watch the likes happen in real time and see who liked your photo. That's ambient intimacy.
As Leisa Reichlt explains:
"Ambient intimacy is about being able to keep in touch with people with a level of regularity and intimacy that you wouldn’t usually have access to, because time and space conspire to make it impossible. Flickr lets me see what friends are eating for lunch, how they’ve redecorated their bedroom, their latest haircut. Twitter tells me when they’re hungry, what technology is currently frustrating them, who they’re having drinks with tonight."
Read more about Ambient Intimacy here:
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Here are some of the photos I shared during the evening:
Notch Tafelbier (Belgian Table Beer) with Moldy DonutsSteve Garfield
"Tafelbier is a Belgian beer of lower strength - and for good reason. Tafelbier was, (and still is) enjoyed by Belgian families at meal time. This is the ultimate summer session beer at 2.8% ABV. Dry hopped with Styrian Goldings and Saaz hops, it has a distinct herbal hop aroma and flavor that balances perfectly with the spicy Belgian yeast character."
NotchBrewing.com " BeerNotch beers are available in six pack bottles, 22 ounces bottles, draft or cask - see each beer below for package availability. Notch Ses...
Moldy donuts plates were cute!
donut appetizer plates in dinnerware | CB2glazed over. Colorful treats indulge our friendship with San Franciscos Creativity Explored, a nonprofit visual arts center where artists
This photo of Ravi's ribs in the oven got 10 likes and a comment. After baking on a low heat for 3 hours, they went on the grill.
It's always fun to see the LIKES come in, in real time. It brings you closer to those who aren't sharing the moment with you, and it gives them a look into what you are doing.
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Here's Ravi's shot of the grill.
Tonight's grill spread. #hipstamatic http://instagr.am/p/L89fGlPf2X/Ravi Jain
@dinosaursgorarr Applewood chips for some smoky goodness! And Mai Tais with homemade almond syrup! #livingitupintheburbsRavi Jain
Making orgeat from scratch for evening Mai Tais. #mixologyRavi Jain
Mai TaiSteve Garfield
Mai Tai Recipe at Epicurious.comFind the recipe for Mai Tai and other almond recipes at Epicurious.com
@ravidjain made thisSteve Garfield
This was a fun photo to take and it got a quick 11 likes. Mom and dad liked it too!
Ravi has a turntable hooked up to his sound system so we listened to some rare albums. I learned a lot about how new pressings of old albums sound better.
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I also brought one of my old favorites over, Squeeze.
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The Civil Wars - Billie JeanSteve Garfield
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