Manifest Destiny




What does it mean to move through digital space? What is its connection to physical space? What is the role of time?

Manifest Destiny explores Google Street View with a simple premise, go from Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Pacific Ocean… in Street View. The browser-based performance takes 48 hours. Viewers can join at any time and will be placed along the route accordingly. The piece attempts to invoke a cinematic experience by establishing a different relationship to a tool we are all accustomed to using: we become passengers of Street View rather than navigators. The work is also a critique of Google and their expansion of the digital frontier.