Cloud Atlas –
on the beauty of computable numbers


 


512
images
of clouds

For his project, Cloud Atlas Max Ernst Stockburger hotwired two of Google’s cloud services. With some simple lines of code, he was able to deploy Google Cloud Vision, a cloud-based image recognition software, to constantly and automatically scan Google Satellite Maps for clouds, producing tens of thousands of images. 


For his publication he randomly selected 512 of these images. Each image is accompanied by Google’s computed probability of the subject being a cloud.


 


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