Dead Pixel in Google Earth by Helmut Smits

Title: Dead Pixel in Google Earth
Year: 2008-2010
82 x 82 cm burned square
http://helmutsmits.nl/public-spaces/dead-pixel-in-google-earth

About:
http://apcmag.com/google-earth-has-a-dead-pixel.htm

Dutch artist Helmut Smits perhaps perturbed by a dead pixel on his own desktop monitor got to wondering what a dead pixel would look like in the real world.

Using Google Earth as his reference point Smits calculated that a single pixel when viewed from a height of 1km above the ground would measure 82 square centimetres. So he burned an 82 cm2 patch into the ground near his Rotterdam studio.

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