Artist’s Project Hacks Google World View Images From The Ground Up
Public initiative wants to get the world to collaborate by creating colored "pixels" in locations that satellites are passing over.
A new collaborative art project ‘Be My Satellite‘ sets people missions to go out and leave their mark on corporate-owned satellite imagery. Utilizing publicly available information about where commercial satellites will be passing over, designer Bora Shin announces daily tasks that should enable people’s marks to be spotted and inadvertently documented from above.
The satellites that are being focused on for the project are the U.S. commercial satellites that distribute images to the public domain like Google, Yahoo and Bing. They are GeoEye-1, IKONOS, QuickBird, WorldView-1 and WorldView-2.