Author Archives: Ben Snell

Ben Snell

17 Jan 2016

In 2014, Google acquired a company called Skybox imaging for $500 million. The startup aimed to provide a different type of map: HD Video of areas on Earth from space. Since the acquisition, the company website has been removed, but …

Ben Snell

12 Jan 2016

Google Faces is a project by the studio Onformative that aims to identify faces in Google Earth using a face-tracking algorithm implemented in OpenFrameworks.

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What fascinates me about this project is the completely novel use of an existing data set …