31.08.10 by Jeff

The Wilderness Downtown

The Wilderness Downtown” is an interactive film by Chris Milk, featuring “We Used To Wait” by Arcade Fire. The film utilizes Google maps technology and, although the final product is far from perfect, it is exciting to see people attempting stuff like this.

The Wilderness Downtown by Arcade Fire

The Wilderness Downtown by Arcade Fire

The film asks you to plug in the address of the house where you grew up and, well, I’ll just let you experience it for yourself!

Watch the film here.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • I watched this the other day and although I really like the idea and that Chris Milk is trying something new and innovative, I just couldn’t get past all the pop up windows. Doesn’t he realize that we’ve been conditioned to not like pop up windows when viewing things on the internet.

  • xallxsewnxupx

    this is incredible. it gave me chills.

  • Phenomenal. If all pop up windows were so beautiful and meaningful I think we’d all have a different response to them. This was amazing.

  • I saw this the other day and was blown away. It’s so exciting to see things like this being done.

  • lapetitefaon

    Well, I think its absolutely perfect!!! I LOVE THIS!!! Especially the ending when the trees take over, its always been my dream that my part of Brooklyn would some day have a few more trees…just perfect!!!

  • Shinead

    I think it depends! it worked perfectly for me but not so well for a few others i passed it along to! Still…UNREAL. This has got to be the best album release campaign ever.

  • Kayoko

    I really enjoyed it. I thought it was amazing and in a way, it was exactly what I needed.

  • Matt

    Its cool but reminded me how i loved the old house so much 3;

  • Jan

    I really enjoyed although it was a little depressing. My mother passed away in April of this year and my Dad passed away in 2008. I have had a difficult time letting go of this house because it is where I grew up and the memories are overwhelming. I finally had to let it go a few weeks ago. I loved the movie anyway – I don’t know why–just because! It absolutely brought me to tears, but in a good way. Thank You!





23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi

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A selection of work by South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Jordan Kasey

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Kasey. More images below.

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Illustrator Spotlight: So PineNut

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Illustrations by So PineNut (click here for previous post). More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Experimental Artist Petros Vrellis Creates Detailed Portraits With A Single Thread

 

Born in Greece, with a background in Electrical Engineering as well as Art Science, artist Petros Vrellis has a passion for creating interactive installations that blend art and technology. His latest project is a mesmerizing re-imagining of traditional handicraft.

Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!

While Petros is following a set pattern developed from a computer-generated algorithm, as you can see in the time-lapsed video above, the step-by-step process is all done by hand. We had the chance to speak with Petros about his experimental process and why hand-made work still has a place in the digital age. Check out the full interview below!

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