After creating Montage-a-google, several people wrote to me suggesting I make a game based on the same technology. Montage-a-google is a simple web app that uses Google's image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. Guess-the-google reverses this process by picking the keywords for you, the player must then guess what keyword made up the image - it's surprisingly addictive.
Good for a few minutes of amusement. Maybe useful for thinking about the mnemonic functions of databases or the logic of new media or something. Or maybe not. Something to think about later. Matt Barton found the game while while musing on Steven Johnson's claim in Everything Bad is Good for You that Google is the way our generation learns about itself.
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