Take a surreal dayglo trip with Google Street View
Computer Arts, April 2013

As part of 2013’s Pick Me Up design festival, Studio Output exhibited The Cartograph – an installation that presented an alternative vision of London, where the streets become a giant gallery and artwork floats through the air. In this article Creative Director and Partner Dan Moore explains the concept and inspiration behind the project.

The Cartograph takes the exhibition outside of its physical confines and into specific augmented digital locations in London. Artwork from this year’s Pick Me Up along with favourites from past events, appear in locations around the city, chosen by the artists for their relevance to the artwork.

Explore an alternative, digital version of London with Studio Output’s Cartograph installation
The art may be placed on a building, standing in the street, used as carpet and even floating in the sky. Built using a mash-up of bespoke 3D models and Google’s Street View API, the installation creates a 360º view of each piece and allows viewers to truly explore the environment around it.

Inspired by the oversized public works of sculptors Claes Oldenburg and Christo, The Cartograph lets users explore an alternative digital version of London, where its streets become a giant gallery and where anywhere can be the gallery space.

The exhibition features work from James Joyce, Jean Julien, Malarky, Mark Ward, Micheal Gillette, MVM, Pure Evil, Rose Stallard, Ryan Cox, Stuart Patience, and Vault 49 all across London, as well as a special digital installation in Somerset House from Studio Output.

Artwork is placed on buildings, in the street and even floating in the sky.

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