The Wilderness Downtown by Chris MILK and Arcade Fire

The Wilderness Downtown is an interactive interpretation of Arcade Fire’s song “We Used To Wait” and was built entirely with the latest open web technologies, including HTML5 video, audio, and canvas.

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

The Wilderness Downtown is an outstanding browser-dominating Net Artwork. This experimental, interactive film by Chris Milk, is a lovely visual poem to accompany Arcade Fire’s excellent “We Used To Wait” from their album The Suburbs.

This Chrome Experiment has been done with some of Chris Milk’s friends from Google, among them the technology director Aaron Koblin.