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Out My Window

January 13, 2011

Check out this amazing interactive documentary and storytelling project, Out My Window.

This is Out My Window — one of the world’s first interactive 360° documentaries — about exploring the state of our urban planet told by people who look out on the world from highrise windows. It’s a journey around the world through the most commonly built form of the last century: the concrete-slab residential tower. Meet remarkable highrise residents who harness the human spirit — and the power of community — to resurrect meaning among the ruins of modernism. With more than 90 minutes of material to explore, Out My Window features 49 stories from 13 cities, told in 13 languages.

I guess I’m partial because one of the featured cities is Phnom Penh. The people interviewed live in a building that overlooks one of the most central parts of the city — anyone who has spent time there will recognize it (but also may be surprised by how much it’s changed in the last few years).

Other featured cities include Beirut, Chicago, Bangalore, and Johannesburg. And make sure not to miss the 360° music video from Havana:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

No excerpt can do it justice though, so head to the site and spend a few minutes getting lost in a new city.

(h/t to my lovely friend Beth)

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