HTTP://OFPLACE.INFO/ is the result of an extensive surveillance collection of Google Maps satellite images. With choices dictated by randomization, pre-established rules, curiosity, and intuition, ://OFPLACE. archives 600 images of 20 different cities. ://OFPLACE. simultaneously compares and contrasts both basic and strange infrastructural features of various cities while it also allows the user to explore cities around the world in a way that’s dictated by intuition rather than preconceived notions tied to a specific location.
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Hover over images to see a more detailed view. Click on whichever image you are most visually compelled by. Once selected, you will have the option to explore the city from which your selected image was taken or to see images of the same category yet varying locations. Once deciding between the two written options, ten new images will be revealed for you to repeat the process. Upon exploring this for ten rounds, you will have the chance to review your digital journey and receive a generated printable or digital asset (coming soon).
Stefanie Tam is an LA based multidisciplinary designer and artist. Her current personal practice, foundationally grounded by design and often pertaining to the indexical and archival, ranges from directing printed publications, coding funky web toys, to curating books as art objects. While utilizing traditional design mediums as tools to execute her work, her practice oftentimes blurs the already loose definitions of and distinctions between art and design.
://OFPLACE. is an evergrowing archive of screenshots of various cities using Google Maps Satellite View. To contribute, please send 30 screenshots of one city pertaining to the following categories (2 per category).
In order to be reviewed, your subject line should read "OFPLACE CONTRIBUTION," you must include the name of the city, send all 30 screenshots, and indicate which image correllates to its respective category.