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The Bible: Google Earth Editon

A few months ago I related how the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade were using Google Earth to target their rocket attacks on Israel. Well, I'm pleased to say that the Chosen People appear to be fighting back – kinda. An Australian … Read More

By / January 16, 2008

A few months ago I related how the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade were using Google Earth to target their rocket attacks on Israel. Well, I'm pleased to say that the Chosen People appear to be fighting back – kinda.

An Australian art collective called The Glue Society have been "using" Google Earth to create satellite images of notable episodes from the Bible, and the results are, I think, pretty cool. (Hover over the pictures if you need a clue.)

The Garden of Eden

Noah's Ark on Ararat

The set of four images, known collectively as God's Eye View, were commissioned by Eric Romano of NY's Pulse Art for their Miami art fair, and use real satellite imagery to achieve the slightly eerie effect. "Art has always depicted religious events," says the Glue Society's Jonathan Kneebone," and this is simply a new way to do it. We're playing with the whole idea that if you can capture something from a satellite it must exist."

The Parting of the Red Sea

Not that it's entirely Old Testament-based. Mel Gibson will be pleased to see that Google Earth's satellites also managed to capture the moment when you guys killed Christ:

The Crucifixion

The Glue Society plan to use the same technique in future to depict events from mythology and history. Some people might find it tacky: I think it rocks.

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