Jamie Denburg Habie (BA ’15)

Digital Horizon I, 2012denburg

Digital Horizon I was created by photographing and rephotographing videos of clouds playing on massive advertisements in Times Square. By pushing the disintegration of the jpg as far as possible, the crumbling image mimics the dissolution of real clouds evaporating, disappearing and transforming. As our lives becomes increasingly virtual, It seems appropriate to question the meaning of physical limits and the “natural.” The internet has pushed humanity beyond the atmosphere, with satellites orbiting in space. Google Earth has shown us every corner of our planet from above. How has this new gaze changed how view the sky and the space above and around us?