Jon Rafman examines new forms of virtually represented public spaces, specifically from Google Street View, by mining this publicly available archive for images that speak to modern social life.
Rafman is an artist, filmmaker, and essayist whose work explores the impact of technology on consciousness. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from McGill University and a M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His films and new media work have gained international attention and have been exhibited at Fotofest in Houston, FutureEverything in Manchester, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, and the New Museum in New York City. Rafman's Nine Eyes of Google Street View has been featured in Modern Painter, Frieze, Der Spiegel, Wired, NPR, Libération, New York Times, and Harper's Magazine.