Reverse Searching with Images

tin robot

Image credit: Tineye

A new resource added to our Images page is Tineye, a "reverse search engine" that allows you to input an image and find out "where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version." Using image identification technology, Tineye finds results from a database of over a billion images and includes the URL from which they originated so that the user can track the life of the image and, in some cases, determine its origin. 

Alternative Archives: Radical Software

Radical Software website

Image Credit:  Screenshot from Radical Software

H/T:  Chris Micklethwait

As Noel prepares to lead a Best Practices for Digital Images workshop here at UT, the rest of us in the Visual Rhetoric group hope to make some of this work public here on viz. for others to use.  One website that presents some interesting work done in the 1970s that theorizes the use and creation of digital/video media is Radical Software.

MIT project documents videos removed from YouTube

screenshot from YouTombCNET reports MIT has a new project that provides information about videos that have been removed from YouTube. From the article:

The site, an effort by the MIT Free Culture group, scans the most popular YouTube videos for the metadata Google inserts after a video has been taken down. YouTomb shows a list of recently removed videos (which you can’t actually view), who requested their removal, when they were taken down, and how long they were up beforehand.

This site should be a helpful resource for online video researchers, particularly those interested in copyright issues.

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