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Data-mining your childhood

Posted on | November 11, 2015 | 2 Comments

Inspired by our discussion today… The Wilderness Downtown takes the address of the place where you grew up and sources images from Google Maps and Street View to tailor an HTML5 music video of Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait” to “your own” childhood memories. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKg2HJ_qvKA

And here’s the actual interactive site, which requires the use of the Chrome browser:

http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/

And speaking of data-mining, here’s a fun public service announcement – Amazing mind reader reveals his ‘gift’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7pYHN9iC9I

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2 Responses to “Data-mining your childhood”

  1. Caitlin
    November 12th, 2015 @ 8:10 am

    oh, I love that one.

    here some video documentation of the other experiment I mentioned: take this Lollipop:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4obWARnZeAs

    not sure if it’s still an active experience, but you might do a search via Facebook to see if you can still do it.

  2. Alison Humphrey
    November 12th, 2015 @ 8:55 am

    Cool! Here’s the site, which still looks like it’s twitching, but I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try it:

    http://www.takethislollipop.com/

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