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

    • ya i think so

    • Awd

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

  • 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!

  • Safe search on or off?





23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

 

The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?

 

 

23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Loving these paintings from “Out In It” by Luke Ramsey, which is just coming down at Madrona Gallery, part of his artist residency in Victoria, BC. This is what summer feels like here. Have a look at more from the series as well as a couple murals below!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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