Google Maps’ glitches as abstract, other-worldly digital art [20 pictures]

December 30, 2013 | By Abraham | 1 comment

As Google continues to create the freedom to explore the globe from in front of your computer, there are of course small mistakes along the way. So there is a link at the bottom of every Google Maps page for users to report these errors. So it is a race against other vigilant users for artist Emilio Vavarella as he collects and shares these images of Google’s glitches in a series titled “Report a Problem.” He explains…

I traveled on Google Street View photographing all the “wrong landscapes” I encountered before others could report the problems and prompt the company to adjust the images.

The resulting collection is random and absurd, but also at times accidentally fascinating…

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See lots more at Vavarella’s site.

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