New York Times Headlines x 12,000

A friend sent me this link to a montage composed of 12,000 screenshots of the New York Times homepage. The screenshots were taken twice an hour, 24 hours a day over the course of a year.

I don't know if it's meant to be a reflective piece or provoke social commentary of some sort, but because the images move so rapidly it's hard to identify 99% of the headlines and it's only the catastrophic events that linger long enough make an impression. Interestingly enough the most enduring images in the montage are the ads.

Cool... but why?

Emily Wraymontage