Nostalgia is a normal part of growing up – or getting old, at least for some of us. There’s something satisfying about sitting down and flipping through photo albums filled with images of our youth. We’re sure you know that wistful feeling quite well, and if you live far away from where you grew up, you probably often find yourself wondering what that neighborhood is like now.
Well, you’re not the only one.
Just launched, “The Wilderness Downtown” is an interactive music experience that was developed especially for the web. Writer/director Chris Milk, along with some of the guys over at Google and the band Arcade Fire, worked together to make this experience possible. The project pulls images found in Street View in the Google Maps API and some additional features developed by HTML5.
“The Wilderness Downtown” allows you to take a walk down memory lane as you listen to Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait”, and will take you on a virtual journey through the streets where you grew up. Just be sure to use Google Chrome, as it was built specifically for use in this browser.
Although the development of this experience certainly won’t help you in your day-to-day use of Google Chrome or any other similar apps, it’s certainly a novel idea. If you want to check it out, you can launch the project straight from the Chrome Experiments Site
Source – google-latlong.blogspot.com