Caught this article on Techcrunch about how the band Arcade Fire teamed up with Google, Google Chrome and Google Streetview to show off what HTML5 can do as part of a Google Chrome Experiment. Â After typing in your childhood home address, a “modular” video of Arcade Fire’s song “We Used to Wait” starts playing that includes a guy running through streets with a hoodie on. Â And after a few minutes, the video brings in Google Streetview and Google Earth aerial views of your childhood neighborhood and then uses those visuals as the backdrop for the video. Â Its really cool and an intensely personal way to connect you to the video/song and the band.
Here is my video using my childhood home in Boston as the address. Â NOTE: Be sure to only have this browser open. Â Its a very processor intensive app and video.