I’m Feeling Lucky - Trailer, 2020
Local web browser automation.
'I’m Feeling Lucky' takes its name from Google Earth’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. When clicked on, the Google Earth button transports its users to one of over 20,000 random locations such as the World Trade Centre in New York, a mountain pass in the French Alps or even a coral atoll in the Pacific Ocean. 'I’m Feeling Lucky' utilises and repeats the function of the Google Earth button by using Python script to control its user’s browser and click on the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button every 20 seconds. The result is a virtual world tour that if left to run would take over 4 days to complete.
'I’m Feeling Lucky' is a development of a previous work that was created with Google Earth Pro, titled 'Zoom'. Like 'Zoom', 'I’m Feeling Lucky' was created as a response to the various states of lockdown that have been experienced by much of the global population due to the outbreak of COVID-19. In a period of time where the digital has become paramount to our personal communications and livelihoods, 'I’m Feeling Lucky' offers viewers a fitting escape from their immediate surroundings and the chance to learn, travel and dream.