Pirated, Privacy

This project will look at image circulation by translating between physical and digital materiality.  By mimicking the motions of uploading and downloading, this thesis  interrogates the question if privacy and ownership are violated through the lens of screenshots. This project consists of two books and a website.

This book is dervived from Google Maps Selfies that underwent a process of printing and scanning to emulate how images are transformed through online image circulation. To invade someone’s sense of privacy, the images from this book derive from “selfies” taken on Google Maps. It plays with this idea of voyeurism and how images can be transformed the more an image is seen. It is printed with glossy paper, matte paper, and riso printed to emulate the quality of images as they are circulated.  

Inspired by murder boards and maps, this book is a process book for the book pictured above this.

The purpose of this website is to interact with these Google Maps selfies as it invades your privacy.