The WhatWasThere project was inspired by the realization that we could leverage technology and the connections it facilitates to provide a new human experience of time and space – a virtual time machine of sorts that allows users to navigate familiar streets as they appeared in the past.
The premise is simple: provide a platform where anyone can easily upload a photograph with two straightforward tags to provide context: Location and Year. If enough people upload enough photographs in enough places, together we will weave together a photographic history of the world (or at least any place covered by Google Maps). So wherever you are in the world, take a moment to upload a photograph and contribute to history!
If you have a question or want to find out more about this project, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WhatWasThere was created in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Enlighten Ventures, LLC.
© Enlighten Ventures, LLC 2011