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Sent: Wednesday, 28 December, 2005
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
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...