One of my friends recently pointed me in the direction of The Wilderness Downtown website which is an experimental collaboration between the The Arcade Fire (the popular music group) and Google.
You simply enter the postcode of your house (ideally the one where you grew up for dramatic effect) and it will work its magic with Google Maps to create a high-tech music video featuring your house. It’s best viewed in Google Chrome and is quite extraordinary. If you are even remotely interested by HTML5 then you cannot help but be impressed by what they have accomplished.
Some more excellent HTML5 examples:
Z-type – an HTML5 based spaced invaders style game. Amazing to think that this doesn’t use Flash!
20 Things I learned by Google – a nice looking introduction to the internet for the uninitiated. Includes some excellent animations (all without flash!).
Google Gravity – a rather amusing physics based experiment on Google search.
Check back soon to see the results of our own HTML5 experiments!