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Sent: Wednesday, 28 December, 2005 00:10
Subject: Zoom from my house to 38 miles
above the earth
This doesn't have a lot to do with looping,
except that I integrated part of my Y2K5 performance with this video, and it
could make some of us loopers feel more connected and informed on our
whereabouts, but I discovered Google Earth and I think it is absolutely mind
It is a video (with loop music over it) that
I created using Google Earth. It starts at about 100 feet above my house in
Boise, Idaho, USA, and zooms out to about 38 miles outside the planet Earth,
using sattelite imagery. I could have zoomed in instead of out, but I
had a more difficult time controlling the speed, and it was jumping between
altitudes (probably because it was merging separate satteline feeds). But
you'll at least get a feel of where I am on the planet Earth, down to the top
of my roof, driveway, yard, and everything. The exact location of
the center and top of my roof is 43 Degrees 37' 52.80" N by 116 Degrees 13'
03.98" W, OR 43 37.528' N, 116 13.03' W if you were to copy this location
into the Google Earth search box.
More info on Google Earth...