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!





24.07.16 by Jeff

Pokémon Go: Complete Pokédex Silhouette Reference Chart

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Download: The Complete Pokédex Character Reference Chart

 

Pokémon Go has taking over my free time the past couple weeks, and it’s weird because I never watched the show and don’t play games on my phone. Is anyone else in the same boat?

I read about the guy who apparently found all the available Pokémon but I couldn’t find an image of all the revealed characters. I was also surprised that it was so difficult to dig up an entire chart of all the Pokémon silhouettes to be able to know whether something close to you is worth searching for. Any longtime fans of Pokémon will already be able to recognize the silhouettes but I’m not so a chart like this is kinda crucial! Consider this a tool for anyone new to show or the game.

The image above is essentially what it looks like to complete your entire Pokédex! This image above is the entire chart with all the characters revealed and below is the full chart as silhouettes (with and without titles). Full credit goes to Reddit user Jadael for posting the images here.

 

Essential Pokémon Go resources:

The Silph Road – this subreddit aims to be the largest online community of Pokémon Go users offering lots of findings.

Lvl 22 Player Giving Small Tips of Advice – this post on Reddit really answers every question you will have about the game and specific advice things like quickly levelling up.

Pokémon Go IV (Individual Values) Calculator – if you want to take the game to the nerdiest level possible, use the Google Doc linked here to accurately calculate if you should continue powering up your Pokémon or transfer it and move on.

 

Maybe I’m a huge nerd for liking this game but I can’t remember the last time I walked around my city and struck up as many conversations (albeit very nerdy conversations) with so many complete strangers of all ages. So far I’ve found 67 Pokémon and I’m level 17. Any other Booooooom readers playing?

Complete Pokédex Silhouette Reference Chart below!

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22.07.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Jonas Burgert

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A selection of paintings by Berlin-based artist Jonas Burgert. More images below.

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22.07.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Oda Jaune

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I can’t stop looking at these paintings by artist Oda Jaune, who was born in Bulgaria and now lives and works in Paris. They’re just so weird! I love them. More images below.

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22.07.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Nicolas Dehghani

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Some fantastic work by Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Dehghani. More images below.

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22.07.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Amy Sol

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A selection of paintings by artist Amy Sol. More images below.

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