05.07.12 by Jeff

Google book

Google Book by Ben West and Felix Heyes
“Google” is a 1240 page book by Ben West and Felix Heyes, displaying the first image result for every word in the dictionary.

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.








  • esmone

    Aren’t results in Google dependent on your previous searches? So, isn’ this book in that sense “biased” on the authors previous searches? Just sayin. :P

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      ya i think so

    • Awd

      perhaps they searched using a freshly installed browser, or google account

  • http://twitter.com/nikspadina Nikola Spadina

    Great idea though. It would make a killer coffee table book.

  • MND

    Too bad it’s not a legit dictionary too…

  • line + print

    I think it’s kind of cool that the images included in the book are “biased” due to the previous Google searches. It’s interesting because I think we tend to think of reference tools like Encyclopedias and Dictionaries as being unbaised, but like any other kind of book (or artwork) they are created by individuals who inevitably bring their own set of cultural assumptions to a project. I love this piece becuase I see it as a commentary on Enlightenment values and our modern-day assumptions about objectivity.

    • lepetitfaon

      great point, and completely agree, just deciding what to include/exclude in an encyclopedia is totally bias decision, let alone the actually writing itself, this piece is great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/opticalhedonist James Roper
  • http://www.facebook.com/opticalhedonist James Roper
  • http://twitter.com/chrisclausie Chris Clausen

    Safe search on or off?