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.
Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of 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...
Amsterdam's Urban Play events recently featured the work of Mexico's Gilberto Esparza. His Urban Parasites crawl, climb, and rummage through the often ignored spaces around the city.
These parasites have, and expose us to, a different kind of place awareness. All things that live and work in a city use the bits and pieces differently, see them, think of them, in dramatically novel ways. There isn't so much "a city" as there are "many overlapping cities" where someone's center is another's edge.
I relish the city that is alive with endless users, doing what the planners could never have imagined.