The resolution frontier of greater Los Angeles (as of Friday, February 28th, 2014) stretches from the shores of the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, across the San Fernando Valley, into the San Gabriel Valley and returns to the Pacific Ocean in the city of Newport Beach in Orange County. The Photogrammetric Urban Glaciation Event went live in Google Earth in mid-2013, wiping out thousands of handmade digital models and eliminating the pipeline that had previously empowered the Army of Hobbyists to contribute their models to the ubiquitious Earth browser.

Feature running time: 53 minutes, 32 seconds
Imagery source: Google Earth |
Audio: Carlos, Wendy and Rachel Elkind-Tourre. "Dies Irae (Day of Wrath)." The Shining Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Warner Brothers, 1980. MP3.

Ian H. Besler |

Media Design Practices | Lab 2014

Art Center College of Design | Pasadena, CA

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