Links

  • The Met Museum in NYC has redesigned their map to be “digital-first.” Their post about the launch outlines some of the unique challenges in designing for interactions that happen in a real space but still need to be understood internationally.
  • Harry Bertoia made sculptures that are instruments, or perhaps instruments that are sculptures. I like how many look like cattails.

Beginnings

Michael Arndt, the screenwriter behind Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, talks about setting a story in motion and gives examples of how Pixar plays with the hero’s journey.

Birding in Google Street View

While looking into ways to build off of the Google Maps API, I found a framework called the Sounds of Street View. You can tag MP3 files to precise geographic coordinates, making an immersive stereo experience. Pretty neat.

I’ve been interested in birds for a few years now, and after watching the documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect, I thought to use bird calls (and other ambient noise) in Central Park for the project. Here’s the result.