Glitchart in Google-Earth

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Peter Root macht verglitchte Kunst in Google Earth und platziert dort abstrakte Gebilde über Googles SketchUp-Software, den Soundtrack generiert er aus Geräuschen aus der Umgebung des Ortes auf der Karte. Im Video oben verwurstet er Dover, in seinem Vimeo-Channel findet man ein paar weitere Arbeiten und Creators Project hat ein kleines Interview mit dem Mann:

If money were no object, how would you change your current setup?
[…] Having seen various YouTube videos of printers creating furniture from CAD drawings, if not being done already, we shouldn’t have to wait too long until you can download the 3D CAD file for an IKEA kitchen and print the physical flat-pack components on your floor mounted plotter. As the prototype machines become more sophisticated, incorporating a wider range of materials, internet users unconcerned with honesty and ethics will be able to take their peer-to-peer based theft to the next level and download physical things from torrent sites. Watch out for the hardware, clothes, toys, and gadgets sections on the Pirate Bay [ed: which already exists]!

What fantasy piece of technology would you like to see invented?
A touchscreen spherical monitor that displays a live video feed of the entire globe. The sphere would be fully interactive, with near-infinite zoom capabilities. It would be called something like Google Globe or iBall. The second generation would probably be able to display surface holograms to depict 3D terrain, buildings and even atmosphere and weather layers, similar to the layers in Google Earth.

Tech Q&A With Google Earth Artist Peter Root