The Wilderness Downtown, features HTML5 native video and audio, Canvas-animated birds that fly away from your mouse clicks, interactive SVG fonts, and photo panoramas from Google Maps Street View. You enter in the address of where you grew up and it pulls the images for that neighborhood to personalize the video to match your own memories.
If you’re curious how The Wilderness Downtown works, Cabello has posted a behind the scenes look at his part of the Arcade Fire collaboration.
The Wilderness Downtown was clearly a very large project and included numerous programmers, but if you’re looking to pull off something similar, or just want to play around with some of the tools used to create it, Cabello’s post provides enough of an overview to get you started.
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