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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 mind blowing.
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...