Journey to the Centre of Google Earth
June 24, 2014 4:11 AM   Subscribe

“But what shall we dream of when everything becomes visible?” Virilio replies: “We’ll dream of being blind."
posted by 0bvious (5 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
It's worth scrolling through the entire article to see the strange image at the bottom of the page.
posted by kozad at 7:04 AM on June 24, 2014

Interesting meditation on these topics. I love the quote, too.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:24 PM on June 24, 2014

"I have never seen anything so beautiful in all my life as the melting freeways of the USA, the next nature of glitched-out Google projections."

I read such hyperbole and think, "Visit Yosemite. In person." Then I read that the author is from Australia, and instead think "Go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef." I realize the most beautiful thing he's ever seen is not a Google Earth rendering, but a sentence like that makes my eyes roll straight into the back of my head.
posted by Leviathant at 12:25 PM on June 24, 2014

Perhaps his idea of beauty differs from your own?
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:29 PM on June 24, 2014

None so blind as those who will not see.
posted by BWA at 5:51 AM on June 25, 2014

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