Art of the Day: Every Outdoor Basketball Court in Manhattan by Jenny Odell

Published on September 29th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 1,317 views


Artist Jenny Odell creates “Satellite Collections” made from Google Satellite Views

“The view from a satellite is not a human one, nor is it one we were ever really meant to see. But it is precisely from this inhuman point of view that we are able to read our own humanity, in all of its tiny, repetitive marks upon the face of the earth. From this view, the lines that make up basketball courts and the scattered blue rectangles of swimming pools become like hieroglyphs that say: people were here.” explain Odell

Earlier this year, WSJ’s Stu Woo and Jonathan Clegg recently went on a quest to find the best outdoor court in Manhattan and Odell’s art would make a great supplement poster for their journey through the 100+ courts.


About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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