Bucharest-based graphic designer Stefan Trifan recently released a stunning black and white mimalist style screensaver for mac. ‘The Weather, City Edition’ features pretty animated custom weather icons. An absolute ‘must have’ screensaver if there ever was one
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Montreal-based artsit Jon Rafman’s collection of stills captured by Google Street View is hugely inspiring. He frames the way we think about perception, alienation and autonomy.
Street View photography presents a different perspective on the individual’s relation to his external world in comparison to art of previous historical periods.
In this instance the photographer is a Google car, mounted with nine cameras. It’s gaze is detatched from the subject - it witnesses but does not act in history. Street View ascribes no particular significance to any event or person making the photography artless and indifferent, without human intention. The images are therefore devoid of context, history or meaning.
We share Street View’s somewhat detached vision of the world. However by becoming aware of our gaze we can reframe our perceptions and see an alternative reality. Despite the impersonal nature of these settings the subjects are not simply objects of the robotic gaze of an automated camera. Rather this snapshot artist reasserts the importance of the individual. This altering of our vision challenges the loss of autonomy and in the transformation of our perceptions, a new possibility for freedom is created.