Artist causes a ‘virtual traffic jam’ with 99 smartphones in Berlin
This clever gag gets you thinking about how easy it is to manipulate the apps we most heavily rely on, write-up from designboom.
artist simon weckert has taken to the streets of berlin for his latest performance, ‘google maps hacks’. wheeling a handcart filled with 99 smartphones through the city, weckert generated a ‘virtual traffic jam’ in google maps, turning green streets red in the online navigational tool and conveying how digital technology can have a real impact on the physical world.
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