Friday, September 10, 2010

The Wilderness Downtown

I happen to be a fan of Arcade Fire, they have a very unique sound- so it should come as no surprise that they would come up with something like this. Along with Chris Milk- a film director- they have made a mini film, that pulls from your past and makes you think about the days on the street where you grew up. using HTML5, a new updated and flashy version of HTML, it combines film sequences, images from Google maps and streetview to create a movie that is targeted right at you. You have to punch in the address of the house you grew up in- and then bam- In combination with the song, great film sequences, and shots of your street, it sends you on a little sentimental journey. There is a kid in a hoodie running on the street, and it is definitely implied that it is you. Or someone else that means something to you. I think it's great, and interesting, and definitely worth a try. Go ahead.

currently, the only browsers supporting HTML5 and therefore if you don't have it- you have to download it, are apple's safari, and google's Chrome. if you don't have chrome, get it, it's a great, clean and fast browser with some cool feature. Who doesn't love all the Google products?

1 comment:

  1. im very interested to see what the future of HTML5 will do for the internet. was a cool preview but I think there will be even more impressive things to come in the near future. Thanks for the post!!