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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The Wilderness Downtown

Here's a link to a fascinating piece of interactive media.  Type in your home address (or any address) and the program downloads a number of Google map images and turns them into a dynamic, multi-window film with a cool soundtrack (We Used to Wait).  Flocks of birds crossing from one screen to another, a wonderful wilderness at the end - very much a greening.


 The film has been made by Chris Milk with help from Google and states a preference for Google Chrome, but worked well for me without it.  It sent up a message or two suggesting it didn't have enough images to make the film, but I selected the TRY ANYWAY option and it ran superbly.  While it will create a number of pop-up windows for the different film displays, these all disappear at the end of the film.  Here's the link to www.thewildernessdowntown.com .

I enjoyed it.  I hope you do too.

2 comments:

Mike French said...

now that is way cool

Paul said...

It is, isn't it. Gald you liked it, Mike.