For Transmediale 2010 F.A.T. members met in Berlin and produced a series of projects dedicated to the topic of the week: FUCK GOOGLE. In addition to free software, browser addons, live streams, communiques and on-site workshops, F.A.T. Lab built a fake Google Street View car and conquered the city of Berlin! All FG projects!
Download the instructions in a PDF here!
Step 1: Find the correct car:
Do some research on Google images and pick the exact car model used by Google in your city. Contact your local car rental. If the car doesn’t come with one, rent or buy the specific roof-rack for that car.
Step 2: Materials:
(x1) PVC tubing 11 cm diam. – 140 cm (main pole)
(x2) wooden boards 100 x 16 x 2,5 cm (base)
(x1) wooden board 130 x 30 x 2,5 cm (base)
(x2) wooden poles 3 cm diam. – 130 cm (diagonals)
(x2) wooden poles 2 cm diam. – 100 cm (lower diagonals)
(x2) wooden board 55 x 55 x 1 cm (octagon)
(x2) wooden board 40 x 30 x 1 cm (center box)
(x2) wooden board 40 x 23 x 1 cm (center box)
(x2) wooden board 28 x 230 x 1 cm (center box)
(x6) big sheets of 2mm card board(x16) L-brackets
(x1) container craft glue
(x1) hot glue gun
(x1) roll of double-sided tape
(x1) 50 meter roll of white duct tape
(x1) can of black paint
(x1) paint brush
(x3) black spray paint
(x2) white spray paint
(x1) big sheet of black reflective vinyl
(x10) M8 x 50 bolts
(x10) M8 nuts
(x50) selection of wood screws
(8 m) steel cable
(x8) cable crimps
(x4) cable tensioners
(x8) eye hooks
(x2) Google street view signs
(x1) roof rack
Step 3: Plan overview:
Feel free to make adjustments to the dimensions and go into more detail than we did. As you can see, our camera-top came out a little bigger than the original one. The laser scanners (white boxes) were adjusted to size but came out too big in relation to the rest.
Step 4: Center box & tube
Step 5: Octagon (no cameras inside!)
Step 6: Laser scanners & control unit
Step 7: Mount main pole on base unit
Step 8: Mount the fake camera top onto the car:
Footage of FAT trolling the Google Street View car in Berlin…. more updates soon:
Imma let you finish Barbara Kisseler (Permanent Secretary of the State of Berlin), but i’ve had a little sippy sippy, so fffffats gonna get a little lippy lippy… WWKD: What would kanye do?
Somewhere amidst the boos and hisses, i had a moment of clarity. Despite all of our fffffuckery, I think GOOGLE just won Transmediale 10. First runner-up prize went to Google’s own Creative Lab Tech Lead, Aaron Koblin, for his collaboration with Daniel Massey that had something to do with a bicycle but sounded like a choir of intubated drunks.
And the Tranny Oscar went to Michelle Teran for her quite good and goodly Google-sponsored orgy of G-apps, Youtube and Google Earth. I think it was also an add for Mr.Goodbar, but I can’t tell for sure.
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that Google was a sponsor for Transmediale 10. Oh well… atleast they aren’t evil.
FAT is already hard at work on a sure-fire winner for TM11. See you next year Stephen!
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