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Ghost Town is a project built at Merz Akademie during Attention Design workshop with Manuel Bürger in 2010.

It started the day Google Street View was launched in Germany and is aimed to put focus on blurred real estates in Stuttgart to contribute to the controversially discussed question of privacy in a Google age. We started at Killesberg, where a quite high amount of blurred houses is located and interestingly the bold and the beautiful live. Step by step every blurred house of Street View in Stuttgart should be built as 3D model and put back in a Google Earth KMZ file, while their shapes are not original but geared to their blur layers.

Check out our 3D Earth map as well as the image blog of our models and ideally participate in Stuttgart's rise as a ghost town!

Fun Fact: throughout this project we managed to use only Google tools!