Week 4: Human?

Whilst trying to find a photographic image that had not been made by a human, I came across the work of Joanna Zylinska. Zylinska uses images elected form Google Street View ".. in order to create a multi-layered portrait of the mediated city, always under surveillance." (Zylinska 2011)

As I believe Google earth is made using a shutterless mechanical sensor on top of the car, the driver has no input in the recording of the images. It is a continuous image of the entire area the driver is recording. Therefor, I think Zylinska selected the photographic images from an archive meaning that the actual photograph was made without human intervention ( although the equipment was of human design and there is algorithms used which are coded by humans). 


Joannazylinska.net. (2018). Joanna Zylinska - Park Road, London, 2011. [online] Available at: http://www.joannazylinska.net/park-road-london/ [Accessed 26 Jun. 2018].