I’ve never been there

Have you ever wondered how eerie it is that we all know exactly how everything everywhere looks – even if we’ve never been there? From Domus is the world more worn out now that we have digital than when someone said “the monuments of Europe are being worn away with Kodak cameras” Its ironic Kodak is no more but we are still capturing everything – its like we are obsessed with where we are not? A bit like the joke that an Internet cafe is where people go to talk to people who aren’t there while ignoring those who are.

Andrea Bosio explores territories of the new pixelated reality, compiling a true photographic record of different points of observation in the virtual space. A photo-essay by Andrea Bosio

Saint Exupéry airport, Lyon, France (Santiago Calatrava)

What could previously only be achieved by personal in situ experience, picturesque postcards or the numerous photo-reports is today within reach of hand and eye thanks to computers and new-generation smart phones. A large slice of the planet, mainly the urbanised areas, has literally been broken down into millions of frames, collected arbitrarily without choosing a specific subject, and recomposed with software into one continuous surfable vision. The picture of the surroundings is created via a photographic-mapping method that is methodical and mechanical. The adoption of specific technology and its equally precise application allows us to visualise the attained result on a monitor and “surf” the images. We are able to experience the reality in an objective and non-interpretative portrayal. This is a new way to enjoy a new image of reality

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA (Frank O. Gehry)

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