Farmers Market photo stories “self-tell” by browsing time, place, and tags: stories about our local agora; stories about the seasonal, weekly, and daily market rhythms of farmers and shoppers; and stories about other things we notice. One can see how time and place data can yield information by tagging, and how stories composed by time, place, and tags can yield knowledge. I browsed through a great number of photos to compose a linear narrative of six months of the market season; of those, I selected only a few photos to tell shorter stories about crates, baskets, and pets; and just one photo to tell a train story.

Farmers, rhythms of crates . . .


Shoppers, rhythms of baskets . . .


Pets, waiting patiently . . .


Trains, one picture is worth . . .


The few photos in these linear narrations, tell different short stories about the market by arraying time, place, and tag data. Consider the storytelling potential of different compositions of time, place, and tag data from different points of view of all times and all places in a perceptual browser.

I told the stories above, and others, in a booklet I wrote during that market season and over the following winter, describing the Farmers Market in 2001:

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