Created by Charlie Behrens, this short film is intended to encourage a creative audience to seek out Kevin Slavin’s talk “Those Algorithms Which Govern Our Lives”. It employs an effect which takes place in Google Earth when its 3D street photography and 2D satellite imagery don’t register correctly.
This glitch is applied as a metaphor for the way that our 21st century supercities are physically changing to suit the needs of computer algorithms rather than human employees.
A 28 page research document about the various stages of the project can be found here. Includes references, history of glitch and much more.