Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Biblical Google Earth

What if Google Earth had been around in Biblical times? Perhaps we would have access to images like this.

Moses leading the Israelites through the Red Sea.

Noah’s ark coming to rest on dry land.

The images were produced by art collective The Glue Society and exhibited as God’s Eye View at the Miami Art Fair in 2007. The idea was explained by the collective’s James Dive:
We like to disorientate audiences a little with all our work. And with this piece we felt technology now allows events which may or may not have happened to be visualized and made to appear dramatically real.
As a method of representation satellite photography is so trusted, it has been interesting to mess with that trust.
The other pictures can be found on The Glue Society website and are of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and The Crucifixion.

I find myself wondering whether Mary and Joseph would have objected to Google sending a street view car down their road in Nazareth?