Saturday, October 10, 2009
The Best of Google Earth In 3-D
My latest cyberculture infatuation is with Google Earth.
This follows time I spent playing with jacksonpollock.org, Etch A Sketch and Wordles. As well as creating renderings and lithographs. What they all have in common, of course, is an opportunity for artistic expression.
Exploring the world on Google Earth is fun, but you can't always see the things you want rendered in 3-D. In that vein, Google Earth is similar to life, at least sometimes, in that you have to do the best you can with what's available.
What would qualify as the Best of Google Earth in 3-D is debatable, of course, and I suspect would vary widely depending upon individual points of view. Fortunately, the only POV I have to take into consideration in assembling such a collection is my own.
The Best of Google Earth In 3-D...
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio
St. Peter's Square, Vatican City
Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
The Acropolis, Athens, Greece
The Astrodome, Houston, Texas
Sears Tower, Chicago, Illinois
Stonehenge, County of Wiltshire, England
Goodyear Airdock, Akron, Ohio
The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada
Giza Plateau, Cairo, Egypt
Tower of the Americas and The Alamo Dome, San Antonio, Texas
Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, Arkansas
Red Square, Moscow, Russia