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The Berlin based artist Simon Weckert has hacked Google Maps in a creative way: 99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps.Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic. I find this artwork very interesting, because it shows what influence the digital world has on the real world by now.

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