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Oct 17, 2012

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

Earlier today, Google released a massive gallery of pictures of their Data Centers around the world. In an effort for greater transparency, Google also published a guided tour on YouTube and even a Street View tour of their data center in Lenoir, North Carolina. With 13 data centers around the world (7 in the…

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Sep 17, 2012

Patterns of Human Development Found on Google Maps

Patterns of Human Development Found on Google Maps

Back in 2010, The Big Picture did a fascinating series entitled, Human Landscapes in SW Florida. Using satellite photography from Google Maps, a variety of examples of human development were found. From artificial lakes and densely populated sprawls, to circular developments and incomplete projects (abandoned due to lack of funding), this gallery of aerial…

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Sep 11, 2012

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Paul Bourke is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. He is also a Director at iVEC, an organization dedicated to providing supercomputing capacity and eResearch services to Western Australian researchers. Since October 2010, Bourke has been documenting fractal patterns in nature as found on Google Earth. On his site, he…

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Aug 23, 2012

Google’s Funky Headquarters in London

Google’s Funky Headquarters in London

Located on five floors of the Renzo Piano designed Central St. Giles Building in Convent Garden, Google’s funky London headquarters were conceived by design and arhictecture studio PENSON. The quirky space comprises 160,000 square feet and features an eclectic mix of designs and British influences. The space features 1250 desks and 1250 meeting…

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Aug 9, 2012

25 Pictures of Life Captured by Google Street View

25 Pictures of Life Captured by Google Street View

Jon Rafman (1981) is an artist, filmmaker, and essayist. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from McGill University and a M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His films and new media work have been exhibited internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome and the New…

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