3 years ago

“Best of luck with the wall”

A voyage across the US-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images.

Journalist Josh Begley,  a web developer based in Brooklyn, shared this great video with us on October 26th 2016.  He is the creator of Metadata+, an iPhone app that tracks U.S. drone strikes. His work has appeared in Wired, The New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York Magazine, and at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

January 25, 2017 Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements  (The White House) 
Wednesday’s executive order affirms Tump’s intention to construct a barrier, but it doesn’t say how, for what cost, or what it might look like. The video was made by stitching together 200,000 satellite images downloaded from Google Maps.  It will give you some insight in what it really would entail:

Donald Trump has insisted that Mexico will pay for the wall — although he has declined to provide specifics about how that will happen — and that it would only cost $10 billion. But estimates suggest that the real cost would be around $25 billion. (Salon.com) 

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