They're everywhere, but I can't find them
September 12, 2008 8:28 AM   Subscribe

VideoID Filter: Help me find an online video from about a year ago that "highlighted" all of the advertisements in a city. All of the ads were white and everything else was black (or the other way around?). It really illustrated how surrounded by consumerism we are.
posted by PixelatorOfTime to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't know if this is the exact video you're referring to, but the city you may be thinking of is São Paulo in Brazil.
posted by iconomy at 9:01 AM on September 12, 2008

Response by poster: It's not São Paulo, but that came up a lot during my searching. It looks like a great idea, though it would never work in the US. One can always dream...
posted by PixelatorOfTime at 9:09 AM on September 12, 2008

Hhmm....Do you recall the continent in which the city is located?
posted by iconomy at 9:52 AM on September 12, 2008

Possibly the (photographic) work of Matt Siber?
posted by dhartung at 2:20 PM on September 12, 2008

Response by poster: More info (that I thought I had put in the question):

It's a video where someone with a camera was walking around a city with some heavy rotoscoping applied. They had turned all of the ads white and blacked out everything else. I don't think that the city was the focus so much as the ubiquitousness of the advertising.
posted by PixelatorOfTime at 2:37 PM on September 12, 2008

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