MoCP.me is a web application using computer vision as a way to interact with the Museum of Contemporary Photography's collection on individual terms. Since 2012, the collection has been sorted into user-generated hashtags to provide students from all over Chicago better access to the online database - our goal is to expand on this platform by developing a visual tagging system.
With our application, users can upload a photo to be analyzed by google vision and return a relevant photo (based on the user-generated hashtags) from the MoCP database. The user will then be prompted to re-tag the photograph and to see other photographs tagged similarly. Additionally, the user can submit the pairing of their user-uploaded photograph and the collection photograph to be exhibited at the museum, providing greater access to not only the virtual collection, but to the physical one as well.