Speaking of artworks exploiting Google Maps, here is a piece that would no doubt have been included in this month’s exhibition had it only existed a little earlier: Google Shoot View, which uses Google Street View as the backdrop for a (plotless… Read more »
LiveDisasters.com is an interactive exploration of the televised disaster and the effect of real-time transmission on the recording of history. It is part video collage, part text and part un-fun video game. Begun in May of 2001, version 2.0 was released in September 2010. Additional levels are added as the events of history demand it.
“A society which rashly privileges the present–real time–to the detriment of both the past and the future, also privileges the accident.”
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Part II: Trapped Outside