Google Chrome, Arcade Fire Don’t Wait on HTML5

Posted on: 09.14.2010 By: Brian McNitt Leave a Comment

Website: The Wilderness Downtown

Choreographed windows, interactive flocking, custom rendered maps, real-time compositing, procedural drawing, 3D canvas rendering…this Google Chrome Experiment has them all.

Like early experiments with Adobe Flash in the late ’90s, the Google Chrome team and artist Chris Milk explore the current possibilities and boundaries of HTML5. The Wilderness Downtown is an interactive interpretation of Arcade Fire’s song “We Used To Wait” and was built using the latest open web techniques, including new HTML5 video, audio, and canvas technologies. Check it out.

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Author | Brian McNitt
Brian’s career path zigzagged from pre-med at Purdue University to bike racing and a career in sales and marketing for Schwinn and other bicycle companies. That was until the inception of the World Wide Web, when he took his science and marketing background full force into web design. He was a founding member of Montclare Technologies—one of the first and hottest interactive agencies in the U.S. In 2000, he founded TrendMedia, a San Francisco-based web design and interactive agency. Brian is now one of the leading experts in web technology and social media, and is a recognized authority in web accessibility, WordPress and SEO.