On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburghs 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...
Street View technicians captured 360-degree photographs of the street with the scenes in action and integrated the images into the Street View mapping platform. This first-ever artistic intervention in Google Street View made its debut on the web in November of 2008.
An incredible cast of real-life characters contributed their time, energy and talents to creating pseudo-street life on Sampsonia Way. Please check out the scene breakdown and the participant page to learn more about the artists, groups and participants that made Street with a View possible.
I’m sure most of you know at least something about the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism that was found at the bottom of the sea in 1901 near the island of Antikythera (from where the device took its name) and is estimated to have been built between 150-100 BC by an unknown builder. Famed for its mysterious and significantly advanced gear mechanism and complex build the Antikythera Mechanism was eventually found to be a computing calender and clock of sorts for the planets. Which may have been useful to sailors as would be evidenced by why the device was found among the carcass of a sunken ship.
Fast forward to the modern age and we find curator Michael Wright with the first fully functional working model of the Antikythera Mechanism in the World. To imagine that such advanced and complex machines were being built so long ago has fascinated and helped reshape ancient history and knowledge. The mystery concerning this device has increased as archaeologists and scientists wonder why they have only found this sole machine in the past century and why there is no recorded information regarding its creator.
Shame on you. This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're going to let it be the worst. And I guarantee a week won't go by in your life you won't regret walking out, letting them get the best of you. Well, I'm not going home. We've come too far! And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. A day may come when the courage of men fails... but it is not THIS day. The line must be drawn HERE. This far, no further! I'm not saying it's going to be easy. You're going to work harder than you ever worked before. But that's fine, we'll just get tougher with it! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, failure is not an option. That's how winning is done! Believe me when I say we can break this army here, and win just one for the Gipper. But I say to you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time: you've got to get mad. I mean plum mad dog mean. If you would be free men, then you must fight to fulfill that promise! Let us cut out their living guts one inch at a time, and they will know what we can do! Let no man forget how menacing we are. We are lions! You're like a big bear, man! This is YOUR time! Seize the day, never surrender, victory or death... that's the Chicago Way! Who's with me? Clap! Clap! Don't let Tink die! Clap! Alright! Let's fly! And gentlemen in England now abed shall know my name is the Lord when I tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our Independence Day!
(It wasn't even fully paid for!)
Here's Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium
Market Square Arena in Indianapolis
Veteran's Field in Philadelphia
Cincinatti's Riverfront Stadium
Three Rivers in Pittsburg
(I didn't realize that we'd blown up so many gazillion dollar stadiums!)
His mother was killed when she was hit by a car and he was cared for by licensed wildlife rehabilitator Gail Buhl. He was orphaned and imprinted on humans and is now living at a nature center in northern Minnesota.
- Wet Bloopers
- The End of a Boeing
- John Deere Walking Tractor
- 3D Video Projector
- Aquarium Toilet
- Shotgun Machine Gun (with Mini Grenades!)
- Bowling on the Wii
- The Three Redneck Tenors
- Set Up For Google Street View
- Lecture Hall Song and Dance
- Beethoven's Syncronized Bickering
- 2000 Year Old Clock & Calendar
- 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes
- R C Helicopter with .45 Caliber Handgun
- Brilliant Defense
- Arenas blowing up.
- Get a Grip on Yourself
- German 3-wheeler
- Unlikely Buddies
- The All New MacBook Wheel!
- Petawatt Laser
- How Shaolin Monks Get Their Tattoos
- Musical Vegetables
- How NOT to pass your driving test
- A Very Strange Cellist
- Airplanes Flying Sideways!
- The Boxing Fan
- Prickly Cuteness Overload
- Prodigies Galore!
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