Google Maps mashups have been declared a symbol of modern art. A new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City titled "Design and the Elastic Mind" is featuring 14 mashups.
Here is an excerpt from the online exhibition (which requires the most recent Flash player to view):
"..The exhibition highlights the designers' ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and social mores, changes that will demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior, and convert them into objects and systems that people understand and use. Included projects range from nanodevices to vehicles, appliances to interfaces and building facades, pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices"
Here are the 14 mashups that curator Paola Antonelli included in the exhibit:
- Flood Maps
- Fastfood Maps
- Gmaps Pedometer
- Global Incident Map
- Capitol of Punk
- Chicago Crime
- Dart Maps
- Google Mars
- Google Moon
Design and the Elastic Mind runs from now to May 12, 2008 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.