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Street Ghosts: Where Google Maps Meets Street Art.

A smart and unsettling art project here from Paolo Cirio; a New York based digital artist. He prints and pastes the ‘ghost’ images of people captured in Google Street View, in the exact places they were online. Very much a comment about how Google handles (or mis-handles) data such as this, it’s an unsettling, but also important project. One that fits neatly into the other street-view art projects that have sprung up around the platform. With the whole Apple Maps debacle bringing accuracy of data to the fore, it’s an interesting time to bring a project that highlights the consequence of that accuracy to the fore

Full slideshow of the project can be found HERE.

(Original post inspiration over at Rubbishcorp®)

1 comment
  1. Sophie says: April 4, 20137:19 AM

    This is NOT real… the one of the left is painted on, and the one on the right is a real man, who was waiting for something when the picture was taken.

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