Street With A View – Google Maps art hack

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Street With A View – Google Maps art hack


Sampsonia Way is a 9 block, one way alleyway in Pittsburgh, PA. It also happens to be the most exciting street in the world when viewed through Google Street View, thanks to the efforts of a neighborhood, two artists, and a conspiring Street View team.

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…

If you knew when the Street View car was coming through your neighborhood, what would you do to welcome it?

Street With A View
Sampsonia Way In Street View

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