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There’s nothing particularly creepy about Clement Valla’s 3D Maps Minus 3D: literally, it’s the images used by “one of the major online satellite 3D-maps” (Google?), with all of the 3D modeling removed. Google’s 3D maps aren’t unsettling on their own, and this is just one part of how the sausage gets made. But–and I’m not […]

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Who wants to play a nice game and virtually simulate a nuclear destruction? NukeMap 3D is a nuclear explosion modeling program created by atomic weapon historian Alex Wellerstein. Using data from Google Earth, the program lets you visualize the effects of an atomic blast in your city (in 3D, if you have the Google Earth […]

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Google Earth has glitches. These glitches make great art. Trapcode founder Peder Norrby’s series of well-executed screen captures of glitched out iOs map images give us a vision of a post-nuclear-holocaust world. From trees melting into the streets and flattened cars on collapsed highways to a deadlier Coney Island Cyclone, these images — produced, as always, by malfunctioning algorithms — offer […]

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This is one of those projects whose premise basically speaks for itself. A group of digital artists developed a program that runs Google’s satellite images of Earth through facial recognition software, finding the faces that are hidden on the planet’s landscape. Watch the brilliant software at work below, and see some of its findings in […]

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We’ve seen decisive moments captured in Google Street View by photographers Michael Wolf. We’ve seen the cinematic edge of rough neighborhoods in Doug Rickard work. We loved how Clement Valla explored the glitching of the real world through this interface. Steve Strip’s video for “Hood” is all of those things, plus live capture of swooping in bird-eye […]

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Artist Clement Valla is a preservationist of sorts, capturing Google Earth’s alogrithmic mishaps. With minor adjusts and crops, his Bridges series is a surreal trip over stringy bridges, into caved-in overpass canyons of the Bronx and over spidery-tangles of Los Angeles highways. More warped terrain below. […]

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After wowing us with some pretty amazing 3D images of the the city back in 2008, here’s a video preview of Google Earth’s latest update with down to the street level detail. […]

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Despite her fear of heights, artist Molly Dilworth has already garlanded three roofs with Craigslist-bartered paint leftovers, just so they could be seen on Google Earth. The colorful swirlies and tiles would have been cooler if not sanctioned. In fact, it’s all pretty much the antithesis of street art, as up next is “solar-reflective paint […]

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