STORYTELLING THROUGH AUGMENTED REALITY The third variation on this has to do with the strange, abstract, isolated feeling people have while they’re up in the air.
The air is awkward—you’re physically constrained in the plane and there’s a disconnected feeling. What’s ironic is that people are often mentally hibernating during a flight, but it’s pretty extraordinary. You’re several miles above Earth, and underneath there’s interesting stuff. So how can we provide a tool to show the geography?
What are the stories below? What’s happening there now? Those little progress maps in the in-flight entertainment system are essentially glorified progress bars. It just tells us how long we have until it ends. But there’s an opportunity to get to another layer of data.
We could provide the passenger with the experience of what’s happening on the ground and feed their curiosity. (via Outlandish Ideas To Improve Air Travel, From The Designers Of Beats By Dre)
Have you gone anywhere awesome recently? Did you take any pretty photographs of said awesome place? If so, we’d love you to send some of the coolest ones to us!
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We take these perks for granted, but dudes, 1956! Ovens in the sky! This very picture likely exploded many-a-mind.
Here is a mockup from 1956 of the first jet-transport interior to be created in the United States. Stewardesses pose inside the 98-seat Boeing Jet Stratoliner, complete with air-conditioning, running water, ovens, refrigerators, reading lights, and emergency exits.
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..
= a trip of a lifetime.
Super cool video. This is a bit like the ‘Where the Hell is Matt?’ dancing ‘round the world series but more artistic, with angles and all that good stuff.
For ‘The City’ series, Ian Buruma chronicles the pretentious tendencies of his birthplace, The Hague:
People from The Hague, so the old story goes, pack their potatoes in violin cases instead of ordinary shopping bags. That is to say, they eat potatoes, just like you and me, but they like to put on airs, show off their refinement. This tale is not meant kindly. The Hague, where I was born, has a reputation for insufferable snobbery.
“Many of the fees were instituted early in the 2000s, when airlines faced a recession, high fuel prices, and depressed demand for air travel after September 11. Unwilling to raise fares, they instead instituted baggage fees that would supposedly be temporary—until they got back on their feet. A decade later….”
Just in time for Labor Day travel, David Graham explains how airlines are racking up fees.
From the 10 Best Bars in Namibia. Really digging #1, the MacGyver Bar.
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