“out of google’s seemingly infinite galaxy of products, google maps is, perhaps, the most outstanding, a defining matrix for all of the company’s output. at the bottom of every single one of their products — from google’s main search engine to its videos, books, news, reader and translator — you will see one, main utopian impulse for mapping the world, which indexes, arranges, vivisects and scans it before returning it to you ready for use, like a takeaway meal of human-knowledge.” – roberto marone 
05/06/2012 § Leave a comment
jenny odell, 1,378 grain silos, water towers, and other cylindrical industrial buildings (2009-11)
jenny odell’s work consists of extracting and abstracting existing elements from google earth. i came across her work while reading another domus article (via atelier) about google map’s impact on artists. which reminded me that its been a while since greg has written about google maps.
a young hare
[title] today’s title comes from roberto marone’s article on domus, search and you shall find.
[image] jenny odell’s 1,378 grain silos, water towers, and other cylindrical industrial buildings was taken from her website. please visit for more beautiful images.
[further + more] for another post about google maps on a young hare please click here. for another domus post on google and art please click here. to read some of greg’s thoughts on the issue, please click here.