Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Street View Music Video

Editor's Street View Video

Screencast of the Editors' Street View video (minus the music)

I'm constantly amazed at the imaginative hacks developed using Google Maps. This Street View video certainly had my jaw hitting the floor on more than one occasion.

London band 'Editors' have created a unique listening experience for their new album ‘In This Light And On This Evening’ using Google Street View as the backdrop for their tracks (with some added views of their own). On entering the site it looks like the normal Google Maps Street View interface, albeit with added music, except for a radar type control.

Use the radar control to navigate to the red arrows. Clicking on the red arrows takes you to the added Street Views, featuring the members of the band. The new additions consist of some rather nice 360 degree images shot at night. Within each location the user will hear music from the album, which was inspired by the mood and magic of London at night. Each of the nine tracks on the album has it’s own location.

The images feature the band and a group of their fans performing surreal activities which reportedly have hidden meanings relating to the songs - see if you can work out what they are?

Via: Street View Gallery

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