Surveillance Pet

Igal Nassima

Surveillance Pet reveals and questions the evolution of digital map services via a set of iconography, created live and superimposed onto Google Satellite Maps.

Surveillance Pet is a custom built drone designed to track a single person and live transmit video with geolocation data to a web server. Transmitted video is then analyzed frame by frame to create a new set of overlays onto google map services. Superimposition of the live tiles in effect question our experience with map services provided by global corporations that overlay satellite imagery with digital cartography tools since 2005.

When the power of cartographic representation is joined by the rich experience of photography, the perfection in the collision of these two mediums replaces our experience of the real.