Monday, October 11, 2010

Schools : Arcade Fire : Funny & pedagogical & Google Chrome Experiments






The Wilderness Downtown
Arcade Fire/ Chrome Experiments


Well, talking about music and pedagogy, why not share with you an interesting project! Music and Google maps!

So, let's talk about it! Arcade Fire! Do you know the indie rock band don't you? Yes! Here the last project of Arcade Fire! An innovative project, using the latest Technologies.



We use to wait/ Arcade Fire



The Wilderness Downtown
Arcade Fire/ Chrome Experiments

So, Google joined this Canadian rock band Arcade Fire to conceptualize an interactive video that shows some of the potentialities of the new "markup" language.

The Wilderness Downtown choreographed windows, interactive flocking, custom rendered maps, real-time compositing, procedural drawing, 3D canvas rendering... this Chrome Experiment has them all.




The Wilderness Downtown
Arcade Fire/ Chrome Experiments
http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/

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.





The Wilderness Downtown
Arcade Fire/ Chrome Experiment

The Wilderness Downtown, an interactive film by Chris Milk, is part of the new album of Arcade Fire.




The Wilderness Downtown
Arcade Fire/ Chrome Experiments

It demands our interaction using Google Maps and Street View to include these resources in the video images from the town where we are or live! 




The Wilderness Downtown
Arcade Fire/ Chrome Experiments

Google Maps API for fetching dynamic routes to destination and checking Street View content at points along the route.

On the website, we must enter the address of the town where we grew up and... it's awesome! 

I did the experience and it is marvellous! I just loved it!

Listening the song that goes on in our city, following several browser windows 3D that open and close at the music rythm. At the end of the interactive video, an ecological message! Trees for everywhere! Wow! It's amazing!





The Wilderness Downtown
Arcade Fire/ Chrome Experiments


Street detection for animated trees composited dynamically in place over Street View.

A postcard is created by an analog signal: you! This site takes that postcard and converts it to digital. The Wilderness Machine brings it back to analog. 

Look for it on tour with the band in North America. If you're lucky enough to get someone's postcard from it, plant it. A tree will grow out of it.






The Wilderness Downtown
Arcade Fire/ Chrome Experiments


Education:

Awesome tool to include into Geo-studies and Music school curricula! Your students will be so surprised! And they will enjoy it so much! 

On Arcade Fire website, they must enter the address of their home town... and there they are! 


Listening the song that goes on in their city, students will explore it, following several browser windows 3D that open and close at the music rhythm.


And why include it into Music curriculum (in and around) indie rock? Of course! So trendy!


Music curriculum must be captivating! I am sure that your students will be so happy to study Music by a indie rock group and technology.


It could be a enriched cross-curricular project. Think about it.



Curricula: Geo studies; Music;Languages.

Level: Elementary and Secondary Education (up-to 10)

Oh! What a fantastic lesson! Using mobile devices (iPad or smartphone) in the classroom, of course! 

Ready to start a BYOD lesson Education must move on with the new era. This is a new era in education. Technology in the classroom.

G-Souto

11.10.2010
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