Category Archives: Geolocation

Vast Empires and Discrete Objects (and good installations)

Top left: Jon Rafman; top right: Michael Wolf; bottom left: Michael Wolf; bottom right: Jon Rafman. I had noticed that several of Jon Rafman and Michael Wolf’s images used the same Google Street View source and was happy to find … Continue reading

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Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels

I knew that Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels (1976) had to do with orienting one’s self to the surroundings, but I’d always thought more about them (in the abstract – through photos) in terms of how they related to the patterns … Continue reading

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Sternfeld/Rafman/Wolf/Streetview/Rephotographic-mashup

Is there anyone I’m not ripping off here? (It seems to be running in the family lately – some sort of intellectual copyright virus). In the course of my research I looked up some of the locations in Joel Sternfeld’s … Continue reading

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Like the crew on the starship Enterprise…

“Now historians have a new tool that can help. Advanced technology similar to Google Earth, MapQuest and the GPS systems used in millions of cars has made it possible to recreate a vanished landscape.” As I was about to start … Continue reading

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Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman, Geolocation: Desertscapes

http://www.utne.com/arts-culture/Twitter-Photography-Geolocation-Nate-Larson-Marni-Shindelman.aspx I’m a fan of Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman’s series Geolocations: photography, twitter, GPS tags — the basic components of the many things I like that come together in this work. And, as a desert-dweller, naturally I’m interested in … Continue reading

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