pseudo streetlife.

Google Street Views are compiled by a surveillance car driving slowly through the cities all over the world. The mapping system has been criticized for the use of images of individuals and entire neighborhoods for commercial purposes. The truth claim of Google Street Views`pictures is amazing, while the images do not constitute reality but show a technology induced, manipulated reconstruction of it.

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…





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2 responses to “pseudo streetlife.

  1. what I DO find a little bit frightening, however, is the mere sight of such a car parading up and down in the street you live… conveys some kind of bladerunnerish imagery, I find…

  2. CARMENCITA

    yes, you`re absolutely right.

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