The images in “Anthropocene” explicitly refer to the tradition of tapestries, and indeed, they involved some degree of intensive labor to create. Each image is made up of thousands of Google Maps screenshots that have been stitched (or knit, you might say) together to make the final, high-resolution image. The result can be dizzying to look at—it's really worth clicking through to see each image as large as possible—and I suppose that if you’re of a certain age, a first glance at any of the photos here might take you back to the days of Magic Eye. Clearly, the work has visual appeal: bringing Google Maps imagery in contact with classical tapestry seems like more than enough to make this work a Tumblr hit. But Smith is aiming beyond that.