NEWSHOUR via KQED: Artist rearranges the world with objects she mines from Google Maps
Jenny Odell first had an epiphany about the artistic possibilities of everyday web-based tools when she left Berkeley, California, and moved to San Francisco.
“I was getting lost a lot and spending a lot of time on Google Maps trying to figure out my environment,” Odell said. “Pretty soon, I realized that Google Maps could be used for artistic purposes as well as practical ones.”
Pictured above: 77 Salt and Waste Ponds (Jenny Odell)