Fake Google Cars

1) Fake Google Street View Car, Berlin, 2010

In 2010 the Free Art & Technology lab did a work-week at the Transmediale Arts Festival in Berlin. During this time we created several projects all around Google. The most successful one became the fake Google Street View Car. We created an non-functional replica of a Google Street View car and took it on a trip through Berlin.

This came at a time when Google was starting to receive criticism for this initiative in Germany. The project made headlines in international media as some journalists actually believed our hoax that we had bugged a real streetview car and that people could see it's position via our website in real-time. Fun.

In the Media:

2) Fake Google Self Driving Car, NYC, 2013

For the F.A.T. "GOLD" show that we put together in NYC, we created another Google car to fool around with - The Self Driving Google Car. We took it out in Manhattan, did power slides in front of the Google office and talked to people passing by. Enjoy the videos!

In the Media:

Video of Fake Google Street View Car, 2010
F.A.T. Group Photo in front of HKW, Berlin, 2010
Photo from F.A.T. Gold Opening Event, NYC, 2013
Video of Google Driverless Car in NYC, 2013

Visit post on F.A.T. from 2010

Further Personal Work

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FB Resistance Workshops

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China Channel Browser Add-on

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Pirates of the Amazon Add-on

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Webmarker Add-on

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Sculpture in the context of "Skate The Web"

Timemachine Browser Add-on

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Artzilla Silk Prints

Handmade silkprints for "Skate The Web" solo show in Berlin