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    Thesis Project, Media Design Practices, Art Center College of Design
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My Own Private Google Earth is a collection of models, videos, and digital artifacts surrounding the concept of scale modeling and Earth browsing. Typically, we might say, the scale model can be understood as an object created for an architectural proposal – as a stand-in for something not present or as an approximation of a building yet to come. But this project suggests a broader set of implications in how scale models are made and understood as design objects, as part of a larger intellectual project.
 
The work unpacks the implications of handmaking and hobbyist modeling and centers on Google Earth as both an important and curious site of production – a site which was once populated with a wealth of individually created digital models.