Interactive Website of Last Week: Interactive Music Video “Lights” with Ellie Goulding

Besides the fact that my browser hated me for loading this interactive site and crashed with about 30 seconds left in the “Lights” experience, this piece is extraordinary.  It’s everything you wanted that swirling-lights Mac screensaver to be, plus way more (hence the reason I had to double my weekly website find-sometimes ya gotta!).  Take control of the mouse and dive into this visual landscape of color and motion-while of course listening to the fantastic vocal stylings of Ellie Goulding’s lights.  Would love to see this up on a projector with some big speakers blasting heavy bass. Like the one I just posted, this project came away from SXSW Interactive with an award for the Motion Graphics category. All the credit goes to HelloEnjoy, a company that “creates high-end interactive 3d for the web and mobile.” Here are some stills from my experience:

Interactive Website of the Week: Facebook Stalker Offers You Razor-Filled Lollipop

“Take this Lollipop” won the Experimental category at this years SXSW interactive awards, and all with good reason: it challenges your beliefs on social networking and privacy while both humoring and scaring the living crap out of you. Here’s the trailer:

All you have to do is go to www.takethislollipop.com, allow momentary access to your Facebook (you can trust these people, they won at SXSW for christ’s sake), and then sit back and watch as the next minute sends chills up your spine.  You won’t believe your eyes.  It’s an editing and interactive feat directed by Jason Zada.  I wonder what Mark Zuckerberg thought of this.