I use Google Maps to plot my travel routes, and I use it as a sort of compass. It is unique in that we are given the chance to move through the entire would with unprecedented detail. The Street View platform drops us down anywhere we can imagine and allows us to push through our screens.
I wanted to use this platform as a way to explore and travel to places I'd never been, particularly places I could never go. At the time I had become interested in the secretive Bohemian Grove, a playground for some of the most powerful men in the world. My chances were pretty slim. So I wanted to see exactly how close I could get just by using my computer. I "roadtripped" from New York to California, stopping along the way at stores and sites that had been added by regular users.
Of course I couldn't get anywhere that seemed truly close to this controversial site, but it was thought-provoking to visit "public" places and to ultimately see what is left out of this program.