1935/36, by Mary Ellen Bute and Théodore Nemeth
Music by Richard Wagner “The Evening Star”
“I would like to send you a memory.” Buried deep within the internet’s most notorious comment section lies a treasure trove of personal stories that prove the power of pop music better than any video ever could.
Interactive kaleidoscope installation.
3D modeled in Rhino and grasshopper, the polyhedron is made of 1,100 sheets of mirrors of two distinct triangle shapes.
At first, I thought they were glitches, or errors in the algorithm, but looking closer, I realized the situation was actually more interesting — these images are not glitches. They are the absolute logical result of the system. They are an edge condition—an anomaly within the system, a nonstandard, an outlier, even, but not an error. These jarring moments expose how Google Earth works, focusing our attention on the software. They are seams which reveal a new model of seeing and of representing our world - as dynamic, ever-changing data from a myriad of different sources – endlessly combined, constantly updated, creating a seamless illusion.
The Camera In The Mirror
A few years ago Google launched the Google Art Project, as a way of providing virtual tours of gallery spaces. Now Barcelona-based artist Mario Santamaría has created a tumblr called The Camera In The Mirror where he collects images of the Google camera capturing itself in a mirror.