Jenny Odell Google Maps Art



While I would typically consider scanning the backyards of strangers' houses a bit creepy, Jenny Odell does it for art (and anything done for art is excusable, right?) Odell's Satellite Collections amalgamate images of swimming pools, nuclear cooling towers, and basketball courts found through Google Maps. How many baseball diamonds are there in Manhattan? According to Jenny Odell, 116. Impressive.

Link - via NPR

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I dont really see how this is "Art". Had she made something else from the images as opposed to just copying them and pasting them randomly into a shape then I could see it. This is more like documentation. The only one that has any style at all is the overpasses from Iowa. Pretty week in my opinion.
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