My Studio As Seen From Space

Well, this is fun! I just put my address into Google Maps and got to look at satellite pics of my house and studio… I wanted to see if all the yard work and demolition and sculpture installation of my spring cleanup were visible from space. Isn't it odd the ways the web opens up new channels of self gratification?

I think they're sort of older images, because it looks kind of like they still show the studio building that fell down last year. It's hard to tell because they only zoom in so close when you live way out in the middle of nowhere. In some ways, it's kind of comforting to know that no one is looking through my windows. Heh. If you go take a look, it does give you kind of an idea of how far out from civilization the studio is. Lots and lots of green around the address.

Actually, thinking about web viewable satellite photos, it's a short step to imagine sat-porn. I predict that within the next five years someone will write pattern recognition software that looks for naked sunbathers and serves them up to adult amateur sites. Of course, if that happens, within six years someone will be marketing a sort of one-way reflective sunbathing pavillion that allows sun through, but is too shiney for cameras to see through. Just a thought, but don't say I didn't warn you…

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John T. Unger If my job as an artist is to fill the world with "more things," I feel it is equally important that I reclaim materials from the waste stream to make space for my work. — John T. Unger

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