Choreographed windows, interactive flocking, custom rendered maps, real-time compositing, procedural drawing, 3D canvas rendering... this Chrome Experiment has them all. "The Wilderness Downtown" is an interactive interpretation of Arcade Fire's song "We Used To Wait" and was built entirely with the latest open web technologies, including HTML5 video, audio, and canvas.
Vodafone is challenging F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, to race against the speed of it's improved mobile data network in The Netherlands. To make it an actual challenge, Vodafone calls for 28.800 Facebook users to join the race in a virtual car on Facebook. The time it takes Vodafone's network to download all of their profile pics, is the time to beat for Hamilton. The actual race will take place on a secret track - Schiphol is rumored - on the 13th of september. The race will be aired live on Facebook.
Although the hype is gone..., you still remember of Chatroulette, don't you? If not, let me tell you that it's still alive and yet there are some brands (a couple of examples here) using its random nature to connect with people out there.
The first one is this action to promote "The last exorcism" movie:
Although not in the spotlight in latest times, i've always liked Converse, kind of classy for me since the days i started to follow NBA (both Magic and Bird wore Converse). Now they're owned by Nike and they're trying to come back with some interesting efforts, like their new site done by R/GA and released today.
There i found many product-related stuff, like i.e. how to customize some Chuck Taylor shoes, but also some valuable brand content, like "All summer", a video i saw a couple of weeks ago at Computerlove (by Anomaly New York and done by Psyop)
Guess some things never die and only need a little push to be back :)
It's hard to find new and entertaining ways for a YouTube takeover, but this interview with Sylvester Stallone on his new movie Expendables definitly is. Ok, the destroy thing is not so new, but the interview concept, the integration with the related video's, the pause button and the 'don't forget to share' part are great. This interview is over!.