How does one turn google street view upside down? Easy…. check out this link to A Street with View, a super creative performance / google street view re-enactment that took place in Pittsburgh last Spring that is finally posted on google steet view maps. To view it: follow the link on the Street with a View website or go to google street view and search under the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh (that will take you to Sampsonia Way.) You might see mad scientists with a love laser, firefighters rescuing a pinata, and a very, very large chicken, among other things. Enjoy!
A description from the Street with a View website reads “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.
An incredible cast of real-life characters contributed their time, energy and talents to creating pseudo-street life on Sampsonia Way. ”
you beat me to this! see how many members of justseeds you can spot in the crowd…
More info and treasure map on my blog. This entire project almost never came to fruition: