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Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges
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Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges

 
Clement Valla (1979) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He is an artist and programmer interested in processes that produce unfamiliar artifacts and skew reality. Valla received a BA from Columbia University, where he studied architecture. After working for architects in the USA, France, and China, Valla began using computers and digital technologies in his own work. He then studied at the Rhode Island School of Design's Digital+Media MFA program. He has collaborated with a number of artists, architects, designers, scientists and archaeologists, developing novel uses for digital technologies. He currently teaches in Digital + Media and Foundation Studies at RISD.

Valla works within systems, applying a ‘programmed brain’ that pushes problem-solving logic to irrational ends. His recent work examines copies, repetition and reproduction markets - from Chinese 'Oil-Painting Factories' to drawings on Amazon's Mechanical Turk. This work explores the tension between individual creativity and the influence of computer systems or networks on image making.

Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges (2011) Google Earth has developed an extended network of automated cameras, operators, satellites, aerial photographers, programmers, and terrain and map information to assemble an ever more convincing representation of the planet. This mostly automated system sometimes produces unexpected and wonderful artifacts. The bridges in this video are glitches that occur when the 2d satellite imagery and 3d terrain don't line up quite right, or structures such as bridges are projected down onto the terrain below, creating fabulous and unintentional distortions.

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