What If Google Maps Went Live? A Video Imagines Real-Time Surveillance

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In this short video, a public art event in the Netherlands is documented from the perspective of a Google satellite, creating an unnerving perspective on otherwise idyllic activities. The event, the flux/S Square One project , ransformed an industrial area in Eindhoven into an arena for creative expression. The project is not really commentary on the Google service so much as a chance to use it as a lens through which to view public space. flux/S explains, "What if Google Maps went live... offers an invitation to reclaim and redefine publics space as performative space; a space where people meet, share experiences, and act their way." The concept was developed by Moniker, a creative studio, and commissioned by flux/S. 

For more information on flux/S, visit http://www.flux-s.nl/.

Via The Curious Brain.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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