Street With A View

January 18, 2010

Street With A View is a charming project by artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley. In 2008 they invited the Google Street View team to a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, where a community performance by local residents and artists took place. The result can be seen anytime you go to Google Maps and browse around the Sampsonia Way area.

I like the way the issue of surveillance and the random weirdness of the images captured by the Google Street View car is broached. Some of these so called Google Street View sightings are featured in this Times Online article. The fact that a whole community is involved in such a public art project makes it even more likable.

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