Street with a View

Fiction meets reality in Google Street View.
On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Neighbors, and other participants from around the city, staged scenes ranging from a parade and a marathon, to a garage band practice, a seventeenth century sword fight, a heroic rescue and much more...

Street View technicians captured 360-degree photographs of the street with the scenes in action and integrated the images into the Street View mapping platform. This first-ever artistic intervention in Google Street View made its debut on the web in November of 2008.

Shown is the classic "tie sheets together and climb out a window" scene. to story. Link to website. -Thanks, Doan!

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This reminds me of the William Gibson novel "Spook COuntry." I really recommend it, but locative art like this is one the plot elements
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