@tixie "How to free any street from cars"
@tixie i feel like this coukd be used for good but i cant tell how yet
@Tooch @NuclearTess @tixie "Everyone" seems highly exaggerated. Which resident is using Maps apps on her daily drive in the city? And then it’s just Google’s solution, there are others like Apple’s and the integrated satnav hardware in cars with different data sets… This is just a funny art project.
@tixie Hacking Google Maps
@tixie we have plans.
(I am nowhere near technical enough to be able to do this and also don't want to get deported for causing an obstruction to traffic, though I would technically not be doing that...)
possible offence in England under Computer Misuse Act 1990 S.3 subsection 2
>"to impair the operation of any such program or the reliability of any such data;"
ofc Google would have to argue in Court they were providing a reliable source of traffic data for the benefit of endusers, but I expect they have a well resourced legal team
I'm also sceptical (if it works at all) how effective this would be in medium/long term otherwise those involved with transport/logistic firms would possibly seek to exploit it in order to disrupt their commercial rivals (or even just petrolheads/hooners who want a clear road for their own purposes)
Thanks for the discovery, this artist's work is very interesting! Brilliant stuff on his website. Is he on fediverse?
@tixie this is the greatest thing I've ever seen
@tixie This is amazing!! I love this!!
@tixie Seen this on the birdsite and still think it's a hoax. Well, it's still art of course and the message is valid, but I don't think it was pulled of technically as described.
I think googles algorithms are sophisticated enough to filter out those anomalies and the photos of the phones in the handcart look suspicously like store-mockups with printed screens.
@tixie What a nice idea !
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.
A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.