The Wilderness Downtown

Have you heard of The Wilderness Downtown? Visit the site using Google Chrome and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It’s an interactive film created by Chris Milk (the website also says that it is a Chrome experiment and made with some friends at Google). You enter in the address of the home you grew up in and it takes you on a visual journey while listening to Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait.” After it’s finished, you can write a virtual postcard. Mine is pictured below. Built in HTML, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve seen in awhile. Thanks to a co-worker for showing me!

November 17, 2010