Thursday, December 11, 2008

Is Sampsonia Way the Greatest Street in the Country?





I personally believe that Google Maps represents the very height of human civilization. Click on the "street view" option when looking at maps of cities like New York, and you will see 360-degree pictures of the address you've entered. (You probably already knew this, right?)

So when two Pittsburgh artists heard that the Google Maps van was coming to town, they and their neighbors decided to organize a little something special. As the picture-taking van drove down Sampsonia Way, it captured some rather unusual street scenes: A parade (complete with marching band), a sword fight, a mad scientist's lab, a heroic rescue, and more.

According to the artists' website, the result is the "first-ever artistic intervention in Google Street View" since it made its debut on the web.

Read more and explore magical Sampsonia Way here. (Why didn't anyone do something like this in New York? Get with the program, people!)

Via Neatorama.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Nellie said...

In Google Maps, you can see a red blob representing our car!!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Dahlia said...

That's awesome. I would totally do something like that if I found out a Google Maps van was coming, too. XD

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Aaaaah! That's so funny!

6:40 PM  
Anonymous greencamera said...

that's so amazing!! I wish I could have done something like that

7:02 PM  
Anonymous KieL said...

that is so cute!

smart

10:05 PM  
Blogger Dame Orchid said...

Nothing that interesting ever happens around here.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous i shall remain Anonymous... said...

A comment on the horned person blog that I think so be said: I clicked on the link and I am amazed! Its a really great site and the author doesnt veiw these amazing people as freaks. They are simply people who are different looking and made the most out of their situation, and who are remarkably strong people. Most people joined sideshows out of their own choice and like the attention! I just wanted to say this after the comments on that blog :)

I also found out one of your sources for pictures and stories Ananka :P

12:16 AM  
Anonymous I shall remain Anonymous... said...

let me correct myself. I mean SOME of the comments on that blog :)And I just wanted to stress that ist something interesting, not gross or anything to be creeped out by reading about. But anyway that just my opinion. haha sorry for the long comments

12:24 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Heh... That never happens around here... ;-;

3:12 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Well they're lucky they were actually aware that the Google van was coming by. We had absolutely no idea! Now the street view shows my black cat sitting down in the driveway, he looks so funny.

7:50 PM  

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