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The robotic selfies of Google's Art Project

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The sight of a Google Street View car (or backpack) still draws curious looks years after they first started appearing on roads and trails — but imagine seeing an eerie camera of human height draped in silvery cloth hanging out in one of the world's great museums? It's the result of the Google Art Project, which has spent the past couple years documenting and digitizing works of art with the help of an odd-looking apparatus designed to capture the interior equivalent of a Google Street View panorama. Barcelona artist Mario Martínez Santamaría has been collecting the surprisingly common moments where the Art Project camera catches a glimpse of itself in a museum mirror, leading to some truly bizarre imagery that falls somewhere between sci-fi and suspense.

Click through to Santamaría's Tumblr site, The Camera in the Mirror, for the full gallery.