Another project in this same space is called "Descriptive Camera," by Matt Richardson. The Descriptive Camera is a camera which doesn't produce images, but small pieces of descriptive text. The device uses a USB camera plugged into a tiny computer, which sends the image off to Amazon's Mechanical Turk service, where a human being types up a description which is printed out on a slip of paper. It's all a bit less tongue-in-cheek than @textinstagram, though the intentions of the two projects aren't entirely different. In their own way, they each explore the relationship between pictures and words, and how far we've come from equating one of the former with a thousand of the latter.