Google is becoming fodder for tons of projects that play off the search engine’s vast media grabbing capabilities. tooGle is an app that steals Google news and uses each word in the text to generate an image from Google image search. Similarly, Victor Lui’s RayGun pits image searching with sequenced audio from Ronald Reagan’s famous “Evil Empire” speech from 1982. Other examples include the Ars Electronica winning NewsMap, a visual aggregator of collected news feeds, Marika Dermineur & Stéphane Degoutin’s Google House which creates walls of a 3D house with mined images. There’s too many more to mention, but I can’t wait till Google makes it sound and video searching public.


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