Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An Interesting Use of Google Maps

A Google Chrome Project titled "The Wilderness Downtown" has been getting a lot of attention lately. Many of you may have seen it already, but I looked at it recently and found it to be an engaging and quite moving example of interactive digital storytelling. For those like me who have wondered what Google Maps might be used for other than Geography or travel projects, it gave me some new and interesting ideas about ways digital projects can connect to a variety of areas and lives. If you have not seen it, check it out:
     The Wilderness Project

(If you don't remember your childhood address, that's OK. Just put down any address to see how it works. Also, write anything on the postcard to your younger self  to get the full impact of the project's experience. It is meant to be a start-to-finish experience, rather than an explore-and-browse site)

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