Jon Rafman’s exhibit Nine Eyes of Google Street View celebrates Google’s technologies and critiques the consciousness it reflects at the same time. In the first narrative film, one man searches for his lost love through Google Street View and Google Earth. The second movie depicts the life of an anonymous Google Street driver, one of the new unrecognized workers of the post-industrial age. In a series of photographs based on pictures of Google Street View, Rafman reintroduces the human gaze and reasserts the uniqueness and importance of the individual.
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