Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nothing is New in the New Aesthetic

iSkyTV is an interesting art project that uses Google Maps Street View to re-imagine Yoko Ono's 1966 video art work 'Sky TV' for the digital age.

Yoko Ono's original installation brought the outside space inside the art gallery by displaying a television set playing video of the sky. "In contrast, iSkyTV brings the interior space of the database outside and invites viewers to reflect on a world in which our natural resources and landscapes have been digitized, databased, copyrighted and archived".

In effect iSkyTV uses your location to present you with a nearby Street View image of the sky. It is the perfect app for the in demand developer who is too busy to actually go outside.

Hat-tip: Google Street View World

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