The creative team at Teehan+Lax Labs have taken readily available Google Street View images and developed a very cool new experiment. Dubbed Hyperlapse, the system lets you watch a video stream of still Street View images along a given route. The visual effect is like that of a time-lapse video.
But creating a time-lapse, by itself, is neither unheard of nor difficult. The use of Street View images is interesting, to be sure, but that is not the genius of Hyperlapse. The true marvel of the project's design is that it allows you, the user, to create routes for yourself. You can share what your daily commute looks like with your family or tour around the world's most amazing landscapes — all in super fast, hypnotic video provided by the Google Street View team. You can even adjust your viewing angle as the video plays.
As icing on the cake, Teehan+Lax Labs have made their source code available to anyone who would like to tinker with it. So, if you've got a bit of coding know how, and like what you see, grab that code and get to it. Where this tech goes next could be up to you.