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March 17, 2013 6:59 PM   Subscribe

I'm Google by Dina Kelberman.
posted by moonmilk (24 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm confused by cjorgensen.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:01 PM on March 17, 2013 [14 favorites]


For some context after digging around the second link:

I’m Google is an ongoing tumblr blog in which batches of images and videos that I cull from the internet are compiled into a long stream-of-consciousness. The batches move seamlessly from one subject to the next based on similarities in form, composition, color, and theme. This results visually in a colorful grid that slowly changes as the viewer scrolls through it. Images of houses being demolished transition into images of buildings on fire, to forest fires, to billowing smoke, to geysers, to bursting fire hydrants, to fire hoses, to spools of thread. The site is constantly updated week after week, batch by batch, sometimes in bursts, sometimes very slowly.
posted by Bistle at 7:04 PM on March 17, 2013


That's beautiful. I really like her other work as well.

Strange, I had assumed I'm Google was generated algorithmically. Don't know if I'm more impressed or less.
posted by gwint at 7:08 PM on March 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Genius. Thanks.
posted by dobbs at 7:18 PM on March 17, 2013


I love this so much. This is amazing.
posted by oulipian at 7:18 PM on March 17, 2013


Someone needs to make this into an animated GIF.
posted by oulipian at 7:19 PM on March 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hand curated stuff is always cooler than an algorithm. What got me about the first link is that it needed a few completely random images that don't fit at all if it were truly google. like there should be some Harry Potter images in with the tents. Also some naked people.

The second link made my eyes hurt.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:20 PM on March 17, 2013


Can Dina bring Reader back?
posted by Gin and Comics at 7:20 PM on March 17, 2013 [11 favorites]


Yes, but it will just be an endless stream of consciousness text about news and comics and art and stuff...
posted by moonmilk at 7:23 PM on March 17, 2013


wow that's great. so weirdly satisfying. beautiful.
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 7:34 PM on March 17, 2013


That's really cool. I found myself trying to figure out which search terms were used for different blocks of images as I scrolled through.
posted by codacorolla at 7:35 PM on March 17, 2013


codacorolla: "I found myself trying to figure out which search terms were used for different blocks of images as I scrolled through."

I am guessing the "visually similar images" option on google search.
posted by idiopath at 7:42 PM on March 17, 2013


It didn't really matter what it was. The point was that it kept going forever. Until it didn't.
posted by DoubleLune at 7:59 PM on March 17, 2013


Until it didn't.

Wait a second, are you telling me the internet is FINITE? OH THE HUGE MANATEEEEEEEE
posted by localroger at 8:11 PM on March 17, 2013


What fresh hell is this?
posted by Scientist at 8:24 PM on March 17, 2013


Oh /this is good/, thanks. Best of the web.
posted by Rumple at 8:34 PM on March 17, 2013


Conceptually very reminiscent of The Clocks. I loved both. Thanks.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 8:51 PM on March 17, 2013


Wow I totally didn't get it but then I got it. It's amazing!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:17 PM on March 17, 2013


There's no place to really land. One just keeps scrolling and, as one does, the associations and resonances between themes and images just build and build. Wow.
posted by treepour at 12:23 AM on March 18, 2013


"I'm Google" looks like work Philip Glass would produce if he were a found object artist, rather than a music composer.
posted by hwestiii at 3:56 AM on March 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Someone needs to make this into an animated GIF.
posted by oulipian at 10:19 PM on March 17 [2 favorites +] [!]

iam.tumblr
posted by Fizz at 4:15 AM on March 18, 2013


***SPOILER***

Ends with a shredder.
posted by sammyo at 6:11 AM on March 18, 2013


there should be some Harry Potter images in with the tents. Also some naked people.

Look again, there's definitely a naked person in one of those tents.
posted by metaphorever at 8:20 AM on March 18, 2013


I really like her other work as well.

The fact that there is room in modern art for a collection of Simpsons GIFs makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Her site is very much worth exploring.
posted by Lorin at 9:09 AM on March 18, 2013


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