The Most Exciting Street in the World The Most Exciting Street in the World
Design

The Most Exciting Street in the World

by Andrew Price

November 12, 2008
Google's Street View feature has captured private moments before, but "Street with a View" is the first example of public art we've seen that was designed specifically to be documented by Google's roving cameras, and viewed online through Street View.For "Street with a View," artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley enlisted the help of a full cast of artists and performers to set up a series of tableaux-including a parade, a sword fight, a rooftop escape, and a perplexing giant chicken-along Sampsonia Way in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They then invited Google to drive through the scene and immortalize it in its Street View feature.Take a stroll down fantstic Sampsonia Way via Street View here. There's also the movie below, documenting the making of "Street with a View."[
/youtube]The effect of combining Street View's objective, documentary nature with these illusory, staged events is very Michel-Gondry-esque. We wonder how long it would have taken for people to stumble upon Sampsonia Way in Street View if the whole project had been kept secret.(Via PSFK)
Recently on GOOD
The
Daily
GOOD
Sign up to receive the best of GOOD delivered to your inbox each and every weekday
Ted Cruz's old college roommate shares memories of living with candidate: "A huge asshole." https://t.co/Lcsn7I4vb3 https://t.co/cbdfVKJ3Bw
The Most Exciting Street in the World