I am now a pretty big fan of what artist Paolo Cirio has been doing in his Street Ghosts project. He creates life-size posters of those infamous blurry images of anonymous people caught on Google Street View and plasters them onto the wall in the same spots where they were caught on camera by the Google Street View car.
He goes on to comment that “I exposed the specters of Google’s eternal realm of private, misappropriated data: the bodies of people captured by Google’s Street View cameras, whose ghostly, virtual presence I marked in Street Art fashion at the precise spot in the real world where they were photographed.”
In doing this, Cirio highlights the viability of this sort of medium, such as web images and cloud content, as an artistic material in real life.
The artist marks all the positions of his work on a map, collating them all together on his site.
So far he has ghosts in London, New York City, and Berlin. Really hoping he makes it out to Los Angeles eventually! Would love to see this!