Der Künstler, Architekt und Designer Clement Valla hat für die Serie „Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges“ Screenshots von Brücken bei Google Earth gemacht. Das Ergebnis ist eine faszinierende Mischung aus verzerrten zweidimensionalen und dreidimensionalen Landschaften.
„The images are screenshots from Google Earth with basic color adjustments and cropping. I am collecting these new typologies as a means of conservation – as Google Earth improves its 3D models, its terrain, and its satellite imagery, these strange, surrealist depictions of our built environment and its relation to the natural landscape will disappear in favor of better illusionistic imagery. However, I think these strange mappings of the 2-dimensional and the 3-dimensional provide us with fabulous forms that are purely the result of algorithmic processes and not of human aesthetic decision making. They are artifacts worth preserving.“