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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Google Maps’ glitches as abstract, other-worldly digital art [20 pictures]


As Google continues to create the freedom to explore the globe from in front of your computer, there are of course small mistakes along the way. So there is a link at the bottom of every Google Maps page for users to report these errors. So it is a race against other vigilant users for artist Emilio Vavarella as he collects and shares these images of Google’s glitches in a series titled “Report a Problem.” He explains…

I traveled on Google Street View photographing all the “wrong landscapes” I encountered before others could report the problems and prompt the company to adjust the images.

The resulting collection is random and absurd, but also at times accidentally fascinating…

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See lots more at Vavarella’s site.

Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/google-maps-glitches-as-abstract-other-worldly-digital-art-20-pictures/

One Response “Google Maps’ glitches as abstract, other-worldly digital art [20 pictures]”

  1. Karsten Piper
    October 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Some of those are straight out of Fringe. I love it.

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