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Context matters – Googlescape

Just a quick one (a relic of a time before I started posting all the quirky new links on Twitter instead of blogging them).

Here’s Googlescape, an art project from Sarah Janssen.

Googlescape randomly picks a Google Street View location from somewhere in the Netherlands and then crops it with a black border and adds an ‘artist caption’ noting the artist (‘Google’), the year of the image, and the ‘title of the image’ (the location). Clever.

Some of the images would almost pass as landscape photography, especially when uprooted from their Google Street View ‘interactive’ and ‘informational’ context.

There is a lot to like about this.