Projekt "Map"
December 1, 2006 8:34 PM   Subscribe

Great, Danes!
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:43 PM on December 1, 2006

Um, I believe these are German shepherds of Google map points.
posted by Creosote at 8:57 PM on December 1, 2006

Das Projekt "Map" thematisiert die roten Makierungsnadeln der georeferenzierten Suchmaschine Google Maps.

Alles klar? I had to read this three times before I got it, and German is my first language . . .
posted by nostrada at 8:59 PM on December 1, 2006

Oh that's good!
posted by BillsR100 at 8:59 PM on December 1, 2006

what does it say?
posted by owhydididoit at 9:08 PM on December 1, 2006

You'd think Google would find a way to install these things automatically rather than rely on individual efforts like this.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:44 PM on December 1, 2006 [2 favorites]

Wer hier kann das uebersetzen?
posted by matkline at 9:52 PM on December 1, 2006

I was all ready to type up my translation of the page when I noticed that there's an english link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
posted by jedicus at 10:05 PM on December 1, 2006

Dieser Effekt entspricht exakt dem Phänomen des Scheinriesens Herrn Turtur aus dem Roman „Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer“ von Michel Ende.
posted by muckster at 10:20 PM on December 1, 2006

But I clicked on the "English" link and didn't get the maps that were there in the German version. Do only Germans get to have Pizza?
posted by Robert Angelo at 10:32 PM on December 1, 2006

I love how Teutonically overdesigned that sculpture was.
posted by interrobang at 10:32 PM on December 1, 2006

It's an old idea
posted by cillit bang at 10:35 PM on December 1, 2006

thanks, jedicus.
posted by owhydididoit at 11:40 PM on December 1, 2006

If Google really wanted to take over the world, they'd start installing search kiosks that look exactly like this. I kind of hope they do.

Kind of a cute idea but I bet it took a long time to design and build which kind of detracts from the cool aspect.
posted by fenriq at 11:51 PM on December 1, 2006

English version.
posted by moonbiter at 4:38 AM on December 2, 2006

posted by limon at 9:40 AM on December 2, 2006

Okay so it's in the upper left corner of the page. And that link takes you to the index of the various art installations the guy has done. You'll have to scroll down a bit to get to the google maps one. The other ones are neat too, though.

More directly on topic, someone seriously needs to find out when the satellite or plane is going to fly over and put one of these outside. That'd be great.
posted by jedicus at 11:48 AM on December 2, 2006

A tasty looking Berliner. Silly fun project. But his cellphone bag is a great idea. A genuine tin silver-foil hat for your phone!
posted by Goofyy at 8:45 PM on December 2, 2006

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