Using Hotspots

I’ve been getting more and more interested in the complexities of READING images, be they photographs or maps or whatever. Alan Levine is onto something here with Flickr’s Hotspot feature, which I hadn’t explored until this posting nudged me to do so. Take a look at this image (one from the Joe Wilner exploration)

Levine is startlingly obviously screamingly RIGHT about this as a tool that has all sorts of applicability in teach/learn situations in just about EVERY discipline, wherever there are images or visualizations.