Billy Rennekamp, "Clover"
Andrew’s recent entry here on Google Street View foiling a crime tangentially reminds of this short video piece created by artist Billy Rennekamp of a car driving in circles on a highway clover intersection which is layered with Google Maps street view iconography. Interestingly, the driver seems to be going in the opposite direction of Google’s noted traffic direction at this intersection. Will “future cars” feature a heads up display or HUD (similar to military fighter planes) that will map out the routes and directions as seen in Rennekamp’s video? To get anywhere by car we’ll actually follow the proverbial yellow brick road, or rather Google Maps’ yellow line.