SXSW 2012: Google Maps House Bids Farewell To AustinBy: Drew Bowling - March 19, 2012
Hey, did you know that South by Southwest happened in Austin, Texas, last week? Of course you did! News of the festival attached itself in some way to nearly everything related to technology and pop culture for the past week. Google was there in force as it commandeered the entire residential roadway of Rainey Street last weekend to erect the Google Village, Google’s very own Googleplex-To-Go created specifically for SXSW. If you happened to be in Austin and made your way to the Google Village, you no doubt wandered among the different houses Google established to represent different corners of Googleness.
One of the houses, Maps House, compiled a video of the few days from last weekend that, as if a gesture of thanks for taking over the street, features a local Austin musician, John Arley, performing his original song, ‘Shooting For Pluto.’
Have a look to see you missed, what you didn’t see if you were there, or what you forgot if you kept your brain in a fume-infested state of altered consciousness the entire time you were at SXSW.
I totally want that costume.