In 2011, I used Google Earth to draw a cursive phrase 22,870 kilometers long - then attempted to trace that phrase with my car, thereby replacing it with a new drawing.
       
     
 This phrase connects the Pacific Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico via seemingly passable roads. It begins at Fort Point in San Francisco and ends at Alluvial City, Louisiana.
       
     
 A camera mounted atop my dashboard photographed the road once every ten seconds, generating 83,710 images over the course of forty days.
       
     
 Meanwhile, my latitude and longitude were periodically recorded via mobile phone; a line was drawn between those coordinates, and this line was superimposed upon the map.
       
     
 A preface, in mind of Michel de Certeau's distinction between voyeurs and walkers, and the special status of movement and stillness within the uncanny.
       
     
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 In 2011, I used Google Earth to draw a cursive phrase 22,870 kilometers long - then attempted to trace that phrase with my car, thereby replacing it with a new drawing.
       
     

In 2011, I used Google Earth to draw a cursive phrase 22,870 kilometers long - then attempted to trace that phrase with my car, thereby replacing it with a new drawing.

 This phrase connects the Pacific Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico via seemingly passable roads. It begins at Fort Point in San Francisco and ends at Alluvial City, Louisiana.
       
     

This phrase connects the Pacific Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico via seemingly passable roads. It begins at Fort Point in San Francisco and ends at Alluvial City, Louisiana.

 A camera mounted atop my dashboard photographed the road once every ten seconds, generating 83,710 images over the course of forty days.
       
     

A camera mounted atop my dashboard photographed the road once every ten seconds, generating 83,710 images over the course of forty days.

 Meanwhile, my latitude and longitude were periodically recorded via mobile phone; a line was drawn between those coordinates, and this line was superimposed upon the map.
       
     

Meanwhile, my latitude and longitude were periodically recorded via mobile phone; a line was drawn between those coordinates, and this line was superimposed upon the map.

 A preface, in mind of Michel de Certeau's distinction between voyeurs and walkers, and the special status of movement and stillness within the uncanny.
       
     

A preface, in mind of Michel de Certeau's distinction between voyeurs and walkers, and the special status of movement and stillness within the uncanny.

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