DIGITAL WALKING LANES
Traveling via Google Street View
Nowadays it's fairly easy to get from A to B - even in cities we have never been to. Within a few seconds we type routes and follow calculated tracks on our smartphone.
The effects of the Corona Virus are clearly noticeable - our freedom of movement is considerably restricted. Any kind of traveling is explicitly dissuaded from. Our range of motion is smaller than ever before. A city visit? - seemingly impossible.
And yet services like Google Street View allow us to virtually walk along entire streets and explore cities. Traveling via a screen? - Total nonsense or a future model?
Digitally walking through the streets of Genk I researched distances, time and the patterns appearing on my screen indicating the route I 'walked'.