The “I saw you” is a tradition in the US where a stranger posts a note to another stranger expressing attraction, admiration, desire, or curiosity.

These small artifacts leave fascinating traces of nights out, chance encounters, the randomness of life, and the beauty of urban life.

In this project, the I Saw Yours from The Portland Mercury were scanned and analyzed and overlaid onto a map of the city of Portland.

Natural language processing is used to estimate the location of the posted I Saw You and place it on a map of Portland Oregon where the encounter occurred.