Google Street View

These photographs, chosen and compiled by artist Jon Rafman, were all taken by none other than the panoptic Google-mobile for Google Street View.  He's found some incredibly real, unbelievable and at-times hilarious moments in street view photos, and I would highly suggest looking at them here.

The world captured by Google appears to be more truthful and more transparent because of the weight accorded to external reality, the perception of a neutral, unbiased recording, and even the vastness of the project. At the same time, I acknowledge that this way of photographing creates a cultural text like any other, a structured and structuring space whose codes and meaning the artist and the curator of the images can assist in constructing or deciphering.
-Jon Rafman

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