jenny odell

The Bureau of Suspended Objects
archiving objects passing through the San Francisco dump

The B.S.O. at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
a trash-y collaboration with window designer Philip Buscemi

The Memory of All Traces
prints and a mobile walking tour of SOMA produced while in residence at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Satellite Landscapes
infrastructural elements cut out from Google Satellite

Satellite Landscapes book
photos, cutouts, diagrams, emails, text, screen shots, and one picture of me when I was 8

Land Marks
the Athabasca Oil Sands, Nevada Test Site, Colorado fracking patterns, and the Hanford nuclear cleanup site extracted from satellite imagery

Satellite Collections
manmade elements collected from Google Satellite

Where Almost Everything I Used, Wore, Ate or Bought on Monday, April 1, 2013 (That Had a Label) Was Manufactured, to the Best of My Knowledge

Travel by Approximation: A Virtual Road Trip
a cross-country trip made by way of StreetView, YouTube, TripAdvisor, Yelp reviews and more

satellite imagery of coal repositories for 240 power plants

Power Trip
tracing the hydroelectric power used for municipal buildings and transportation in San Francisco to its source in Yosemite

Pipe Dream
tracing the Portland-Montreal underground oil pipeline on GSV

Peripheral Landscapes
gods, people, and flora/fauna from the margins of very old maps

Temporal Portraits of People on Streetview
following people stuck walking forever in StreetView limbo

All the People on Google Earth
crowds extracted from Google Earth

a collection of moments from makeup tutorials

People Younger Than Me Explaining How to Do Things
kids and teenagers setting us straight

Google Floorview
candid portraits of Google camera tripod legs

Natural History
de-naturalizing the Facebook interface

I Hate to Part With It: Craigslist Farewells
orphaned objects and animals and the photos taken to get rid of them

Garbage Selfie
a self portrait made from three weeks of my own trash

Google Drawing Game
an ongoing collaboration with reverse Google Image search

partially successful attempts to reenact moments on Google StreetView
The Popular Images
collages made from the top 10 autosuggestions for each letter on Google Image search