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!)