Plain Sight Shows How Eerie A Simulated Reality Would Be

Users on slow internet often encounter a more raw side of Google Maps. Instead of a fluid experience, they see pieces of their geographical puzzle load into place haphazardly. They encounter map tiles. The stills that pull away from the moving scene in Plain Sight are sort of like map tiles in a three dimensional world. From a certain vantage point they don't affect the continuity of the world at all, but with enough of a perspective shift things start to irreparably change. London-based filmmaker Theo Tagholm writes in the description that "the photograph skims across the skin of reality." But it's more of a jarring motion than a light skimming when you first notice the effect and realise that things aren't what they seem.

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