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Erosion Cruft (Drone Study #1)

This cruft image updated at 16 minutes past every hour, and was created by downloading and processing an image from a webcam located in the American Southwest pointing out into the desert.

I have visited the American Southwest on numerous occasions, but it was my visit in the summer of 2013 that I began thinking about erosion and change on the geological scale, as a metaphor for the change and erosion of middle age. This cycle of change can also be thought of on a much shorter daily cycle of waking and sleeping. This cruft image captures snapshots of the fragile desert landscape, and processes these images in a way that the signifiers and data are the focus just as much as it's references and metaphors. This work is a study into the images of machine vision as a beginning of a way to explore machine aesthetics.

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