Friday, April 13, 2012
Friday Fun with Google Maps
Chinese artist Lu Xinjian creates paintings inspired by Google Maps. His series of paintings City DNA are re-imaginings of the Google Maps satellite view of a number of cities.
They are also rather beautiful.
In the UK Merceds Benz are running a TV advertising campaign that extends the idea in their clever viral game, Escape the Map. This week I also came across this 'making of' video. Who knew it was so hard to recreate the world of Street View?
Minecraft Comes to Life. Fans of Minecraft will love this. FigurePrints can make a 3D replica of your Minecraft world. I now have a burning desire to map out my neighborhood in Minecraft and use FigurePrints to create a 3D model of it.