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PARIS GO-ZONES

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Directed By Cyprien Clément-Delmas

Contesting the words of a Fox News reporter who labelled the north of Paris as a “no-go zone”, director Cyprien Clément-Delmas, and the Parisian youth have come together to show an alternative side to the story; neighbourhoods bursting with life, creativity and diversity. Launch video for i-D France. Shot in Paris in September 2015. Directed by Cyprien......read more

Brooklyn Informed: The Gowanus Canal

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Learn more about the Gowanus Canal "sewershed," newly named an EPA Superfund site.

The murky depths of Brooklyn's highly polluted Gowanus Canal conceal the remains of its industrial past. Now, having recently been listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund National Priorities List, it looks to a clean future ahead. The best part? Restoring the canal will be paid for by polluters, not taxpayers....read more

William Miller: Gowanus Canal

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NYC photographer finds abstract beauty in the polluted Brooklyn waterway

Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal carries the unwelcome distinction of being one of America's most polluted waterways. To gaze into it is to witness more than a century of unfettered industrial abuse, with all of the coal tar, oil slicks, and garbage you might expect. So it's not exactly the most photogenic landscape in New York. But local photographer William Miller has a knack for finding beauty in......read more

Photos by Goran Jovanovic

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Sweet snaps by young Croatian photog

Cruising around the internet recently, we came across these photos by Goran Jovanovic on a Boooooooom post from 2009. In internet time, that's like the dinosaur age. So they're not exactly new, but wowee are they nice.  There's not a lot of info about the photographer floating around, but a little digging revealed that he's 27, lives in Croatia, and has great taste in music.  Lots......read more

GOP to Nix 'Green the Capitol' Program?

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House shift from Blue to Red may mean collapse of eco initiative.

Believe it or not, Capitol Hill is a hotbed of eco efficiency. The Christmas tree out front of the Capitol is outfitted with energy-saving LED lights. Inside, staffers print with recycled paper and eat with compostable utensils under the glow of eco-friendly CFL lights. Most (but not all) of these green measures can be attributed to Nancy Pelosi's Green the Capitol program, which replaced a......read more

9 Eyes by Jon Rafman

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Google Street Views, as curated by Montreal artist

There was a time when photographers would have to brave the blazing heat and freezing cold to snap pics of the real world. Not anymore. Now, thanks to Google Street View (and a bit of privacy invasion), anyone with an internet connection has full access to a huge bank of street images.  With his 9 Eyes project, Canadian artist Jon Rafman seizes the technology and presents us with......read more

Google Street View Hyperlapse

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Buckle up, this hyperlapse video is about to whip you around San Francisco

As regular browsers of Vimeo know, there is a new form of time-lapse photography on the scene. Hyperlapse videos use time-lapse techniques but with moving cameras that are typically focused on one point. The results, as you can see in this video from Teehan+Lax, can make you dizzy. Here the San Francisco-based web designers used images from Google Street View to take us on a wild......read more

Old Paintings of London Remixed with Google Street View

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Deft juxtapositions of 18th and 19th century paintings with photos of the same places in London today

Depending how you look at them, these fascinating images will surprise you for how much -- or little -- London has changed over the past few centuries. Created by Reddit user Shystone, the images combine paintings of London from the 18th and 19th centuries with the same modern-day settings depicted by Google Street View. With a deep knowledge of historical art of London, Shystone deftly......read more

Iconic Record Covers in Google Street View

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City streets seen through the lens of famous album covers

Following on an earlier series in the same vein, The Guardian's "Google Street View Specialist" has unveiled a new GSV series, this time showing iconic album covers in the exact locations where they were photographed. From the obvious (The Beatles' Abbey Road), to the less so (Times Square as seen on PJ Harvey's Stories from the Sea), the images revisit the scenes of classic LPs,......read more

A Ghost Train, "Chemin Vert"

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Artist Giacomo Miceli animates panoramic images from Google Street View

With his video for A Ghost Train's "Chemin Vert," Italian artist Giacomo Miceli takes us on a mind-warping journey spanning four seasons and five continents. Using only images pulled from Google Street View, Miceli spliced them together through a process known as stereographic mapping. The results just made our pupils spiral. In his words: Chemin Vert is the result of a slow process of......read more

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