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A Movie Set in Google Street View

by Vivien Park

New media artist Yuichiro Tamura's "Nightless" is a short film that takes place in Google Street View. The story is told through images, first-person narration and found recordings of police radio transmissions. From Nebraska to Chiba to Alaska, the protagonist travels through unrelated landscapes that become a unified arc through the viewer's subjectivity. The result of this cinematic assemblage is a fascinating approach to storytelling.

Credits: "Nightless" video is from Yuichiro Tamura's blog.

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