Thursday, April 9, 2009

Where is that Google car?

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Pittsburgh artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley get another nod.

Last May, Pittsburgh artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley rallied north-side residents to stage scenes – including a marching band parade, a 17th century swordfight and a marathon – as the Google car passed by.
They also staged slightly more banal scenes, such as people carrying furniture from a moving van.
"We're trying to play with this line between reality that Street View cars capture all the time and these more fantastical moments, and blur that line," says Hewitt.
"If you stumbled upon that street (as a Google viewer) and didn't know this was artwork, you might entirely believe it."



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