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01 JANUARY 2014

Tinder: swiping yes to intimate invitations from relative strangers

"Tinder uses your existing social networking data from Facebook to locate people in the immediate vicinity, tell you a bit about them, whether you have any friends in common and (most importantly) show you a pic.

It has slimmed down the emotional, cognitive and financial investment required by the virtual dating process to one simple question: 'Do I want to do you?' What more modern way to make that most basic binary decision of whether you want to shag someone than a game of real–world 'Hot or Not'?

Social media has made us expert first–daters, well–versed in smalltalk and over–sharing with strangers. The quick follow–though from swipe to sex is similarly instinctive for a generation with an appetite for immediacy."

(Caroline Kent, 19 Sep 2013)

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Simon Perkins
30 MARCH 2012

The Gestalt Principles

"Gestalt is a psychology term which means 'unified whole'. It refers to theories of visual perception developed by German psychologists in the 1920s. These theories attempt to describe how people tend to organize visual elements into groups or unified wholes when certain principles are applied."

(Spokane Falls Community College)

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Simon Perkins
06 MAY 2011

GPS-created art: walking as exhibitionism

"There was a flurry of activity in GPS–created art a few years ago. GPS Traces on OpenStreetMap, or GPS drawing, or Waag's Amsterdam RealTime project, collated on this Me–fi post, where the antecedent of forms created from urbanism in Paul Auster's New York Trilogy is noted. This was walking as exhibitionism, the inevitable dovetail of technology and showmanship, venturing forth because we could."

(things magazine, 07 January 2010)

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Simon Perkins
12 FEBRUARY 2010

'Gaydar' for iPhone

"A new iPhone app called Grindr seems to be becoming very popular. It's free, and locates you using the GPS, then shows you the 25 nearest users. You can browse their profiles (pretty basic details, picture and short note), chat to them, send pics and your location (link to iPhone Maps app)"

(zerocrop2000, 03/05/2009 )

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Simon Perkins
12 FEBRUARY 2010

Skout brings location-based dating to the iPhone

"There are some who view any kind of location–based social networking as creepy. But there are others who see it as the key ingredient to move online social networks into the real world. And one type of network in particular could lead the way: Dating sites. At least, that's what Skout is hoping for with its new iPhone application.

Set to be unveiled this week at the iDate conference in Miami, Skout claims to be the first online dating site with a native iPhone app. That's not entirely true – there are others like Dating DNA – but Skout could prove more interesting due to its emphasis on location and compatibility with other mobile devices.

If you've used any other location–based social networking apps on the iPhone like Loopt or Brightkite, Skout is similar, except that its sole emphasis is on helping you find people to date. After loading the app, you can see others around you who are also running it. If you spot someone who you think you might be compatible with, you can click on their picture to find out more about them, see a stream of their recent activity on the site (like the Facebook News Feed or Wall), look at pictures and comment on posted items, and even chat with them."

(MG Siegler, 21 January 2009, VentureBeat)

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Simon Perkins
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