Postcards from Google Earth



The above image is from San Francisco. Artist Clement Valla discovered that if you zoom and direct Google Earth just right, you'll end up with some really weird and distorted images. It's like Salvador Dali spend time working as a civil engineer:

The images are screenshots from Google Earth with basic color adjustments and cropping. I am collecting these new typologies as a means of conservation – as Google Earth improves its 3D models, its terrain, and its satellite imagery, these strange, surrealist depictions of our built environment and its relation to the natural landscape will disappear in favor of better illusionistic imagery. However, I think these strange mappings of the 2-dimensional and the 3-dimensional provide us with fabulous forms that are purely the result of algorithmic processes and not of human aesthetic decision making. They are artifacts worth preserving.


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I just want to know why the bay area freeways are not that clear when I am on them? Was this taken on Christmas or something?
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What? So I'm guessing art to you two is something pretty you can hang on your wall and hope to god you don't get ripped off?
Way to go, you two should start a family. Perfect linear thinkers in a dull, dull world.
Have fun. If you can.
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Ha ha! Yeah "artist". He took screenshots!!! And what, "cropped" them? Ridiculous.

I discovered the same thing a few months ago. I called my boyfriend over to the computer, we laughed, then moved on with our lives.
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