HomeTechnology & WebThe Wilderness Downtown – Prepare Yourself for Amazement. September 1, 2010 the wilderness downtown I’m a senior citizen in the digital world. New things come out of this web everyday – but then a day like to day happens and I am left again in awe of creativity. In my office, prepping for a meeting with Fain walks in needing a computer with CHROME. Her old school laptop with restrictions that won’t let her play solitaire wasn’t letting her view a site, she must see. Happy to help, not sure what the heck she is needing… I open a tab, and type in thewildernessdowntown.com The Wilderness Downtown Confused by what this was – just thought she needed something for a meeting – we spent the next 5 minutes in a total state of amazement. Stop what you are doing – and do this. Open CHROME. Visit thewildernessdowntown.com Turn up your speakers. Watch on a large monitor Close all other windows Type in “The address of the home you grew up” Click SEARCH Wait patiently…. waiting waiting…. Click Play Film I’ve watched 3 times. I should be eating lunch. This is too good not too share! This is an interactive film – but I’d say it’s a music video set in motion for Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait For It” – how could I not of known about this band before? The brillance of this – they just made 1 customer. The one negative to this interactive film vs a YouTube video? I can’t see how many people have viewed. I would LOVE to see the Google Analytics stats on this. The Story Behind The Wilderness Downtown Arcade Fire is who you listen to — the song in The Wilderness Downtown is “We Used to Wait.” Chris Milk and a team of brilliant programmers led by Aaron Koblin created this web masterpiece. Using a ton of creativity and crazy mad HTML5 programming skills — The Wilderness Downtown brings together sound and motion into a web experience like no other. In my 20 years (I was a wee tweenager on Gopher, yes – I am a geek. Always have been, will always be.) – this is huge. Huge kudos to Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin and their programming teams (and Google) on this web experience. You have made my day complete. And I sadly wanted to cry when I saw my childhood home on the screen. Postcard In the movie it prompts you to write a letter to your adult self – here is my postcard to me. What does YOUR postcard say? 2 Responses sunshineandstarlight September 1, 2010 It's true. My mind was blown. Reply digitalmomblog September 1, 2010 GREAT POSTCARD little lamb Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website * Copy This Password * * Type Or Paste Password Here * Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.