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Image credits: Google Inc. Street View.

Street With a View is an urban performance project, quite definitely the most surprising and creative appropriation of Google Maps technology I’ve ever seen.

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...

Check out Street With a View for all the details on this entertaining project and don’t forget to visit the scene breakdown section for a highlight on all the funny little features. You can also see the end result directly on Google Maps.

Via Swissmiss.