Robot Flâneur: The Urban Screensaver

  • Robot Flâneur is a new website made by London-based writer and programmer James Bridle, which claims to be an explorer for Google Street View. It allows you to virtually stroll the streets of nine different world cities, ranging from Tokyo to Berlin.

    The website tends to re-examine Charles Baudelaire’s concept of the flâneur — a person who walks the city in order to experience it. The urban street views that are presented change every 30 seconds, so the only thing you have to do is lay back and passively explore the urban atmosphere. Check it out.