Neon Aerial Map of Shanghai by Lu Xinjian


Chinese artist Lu Xinjian's used Google Earth images of his home in Shanghai to create an arial map of the city using neon lights on a black background. The piece is called "City Light" and using a flash program, different areas of the map light up at different times. Starting with a central blue square, the surrounding area lights up until all of the map is illuminated, representing the rapid expansion of the modern metropolis.