Thursday, April 5, 2007

Jonathan Haris continues to amaze me

Jonathan Harris, the genius behind We Feel Fine has created another masterpiece: Universe.

A short excerpt from the site explaining the philosophy behind this interactive experience:

"Universe is a system that supports the exploration of personal mythology, allowing each of us to find our own constellations, based on our own interests and curiosities. Everyone's path through Universe is different, just as everyone's path through life is different. Using the metaphor of an interactive night sky, Universe presents an immersive environment for navigating the world's contemporary mythology, as found online in global news and information from Daylife. Universe opens with a color-shifting aurora borealis, at the center of which is a moon, and through which thousands of stars slowly move. Each star has a specific counterpart in the physical world — a news story, a quote, an image, a person, a company, a team, a place — and moving the cursor across the star field causes different stars to connect, forming constellations. Any constellation can be selected, making it the center of the universe, and sending everything else into its orbit."

His take on modern mythology, the future of connectivity, and his drive towards new formats of presentation as well as story telling can be found in this exclusive video from Coolhunting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

last week our class held a similar discussion on this subject and you illustrate something we haven't covered yet, thanks.

- Laura