06 January 2012

space age to networked age

The signage from the apparently out-of-business Astro Motel mimics the cellular antenna in the background. Space age 1950s aesthetic looking to the sky meets 21st century non-aesthetic of telecom infrastructure looking down to the mobile phones in cars zooming by on the freeway in California's Central Valley. The flatness of the landscape makes the verticality of the structures even more distinct. Summer 2010. (I forget if this is Interstate 5 or Highway 99, but it is one of the two, somewhere between Merced and Bakersfield.)

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