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Google Earth, yay...?

Similar to ColoradoGirl's blog, I initially thought of Google Earth when they mentioned satellite imaging technologies that stores all of this visual information (apparently Gmap is also powered by Google). So if something like this is then made available to any person with access to the internet, what do you think is the utility of these accessible satellite images?

The Critical Art Ensemble argues that the technology that collects visual information has a purpose of perpetuating the war machine in order for one to maintain power and place in the world. We can see that satellite technology has been used for military purposes. And for weather purposes. Then, it was accessible to the everyday consumer for navigational reasons. Now, if Google Earth suggests to the user to search for your house, buildings, and 3D terrain, are there other reasons why this is made for online access?

Why is MSTRKRFT/John Digweed at Vanguard so expensive

Pretty much the title sums up what I'm thinking about right now. I am all about some John freakin Digweed and MSTRKRFT.. so much so that I might actually consider a $45 ticket. That's SO MUCH MONEY for a ticket though and I just know I'll end up spending more going into LA.

Also look at this digital paint on your walls with lasers kit . Reminiscent of a similar Graffiti Research Lab project , it allows you to use a stick thing to draw on your walls.. this is cool. It also, like me griping about the MSTRKRFT show has almost nothing to do with new media. Or does it?

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