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March 23, 2011

Automatic MC Escher

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1300924799 ) Play

What is happening here?

Cracked by: udupendra , jowens , Rogi , Aravind , dineshk , Raghuvansh , Anjul and Logik

Answer:
Images from Google Earth, thats all :)
Google Earth converts 2D images to 3D by applying transforms based on available depth information. These transforms go haywire around bridges and fly-overs, resulting in surreal looking images.

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

9 Responses to “Automatic MC Escher”

  1. udupendra
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    meltdown feature on google earth


  2. udupendra
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    feature within quotes there :)


  3. jowens
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    “Exploring connections between digital systems and art, Clement Valla has captured some very interesting shots from Google Earth. The images take advantage of the distortion created by the popular map programs terrain software, revealing bridges that look as if they have been bent under great weight, heat or the brush of Salvador Dali.”


  4. Rogi
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    Form one of the blog sites that reported about it:
    “Brooklyn-based Clement Valla has created this series of “postcards” by capturing surreal screenshots from Google Earth. These are the bizarre results of the software stitching 2D images together in an attempt to provide a 3D model of the Earth and its roads and bridges.”


  5. Aravind

    2-D Google Earth images superimposed on a terrain map. A bit of googling tells me that it is architect Clement Valla’s work.


  6. dineshk
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    Clement Valla, a Brooklyn architect has a project called Bridges where he takes Google earth images of bridges and digitally distorts them into bizarre mind bending patterns.


  7. Raghuvansh
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    Attampts were made to extrapolate Google Maps’ 2D data to 3D but a glitch caused these wonky results.


  8. Anjul
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    Google maps overlaid on terrain.. not correct from all perspectives.


  9. Logik
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    taken by someone called clementvalla,
    The images take advantage of the distortion created by the popular map programs terrain software/ Google Earth, revealing bridges that look as if they have been bent under great weight, heat or the brush of Salvador Dali.


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