Tom Jenkins – Address is Approximate
Take a look at Tom Jenkins short film here that uses his desktop toys and takes them on a coast to coast adventure through Google Street View. Jenkins produced, filmed, and edited the entire project himself, which ended up getting 1.3 million hits within a week.
Arcade Fire – The Wilderness Downtown
Probably the most amazing part about this project is how it is personal to each user. Mashable did a write up on the project that features Arcade Fire’s music and a blend of HTML5 and personal images to create a stunning project. Take a look at the link above (just make sure you are using Google Chrome to view it!)
It will take some time to load but trust me this is worth it. Using images from the address you enter to create a music video that is built around your environment is a stunningly creative idea.
Aaron Hobson – Images of Remote Locations
Another must see since, believe it or not, these images are straight from Street View and have only about 5 to 10 minutes of Photoshop work done on them. Stunning.
Doug Rickard – A New American Picture
Rickard’s photos look into the America that many don’t see but certainly know is there. It’s strange to imagine that many of these places are out there really, but this photo study is one worth taking some time to internalize.
Google also recently release some stunning and shocking photos of the damage after the tsunami that hit Japan in March. Google hopes that the site will help the residents of these areas find memories of their home towns before the disaster, as stated on their dedicated site for the project, Mirai e no kioku, or Memories for the Future. The Guardian also published an interactive graphic of some of the photos which can be found here.