Friday, September 17, 2010

Flint To the Music of Arcade Fire

Here's a strange way to interact with dear old Flint via an experimental video by the band Arcade Fire. It apparently works best with the Google Chrome browser, but I watched it in Firefox and it appeared to work, although maybe I was watching a scrambled version. Still interesting, regardless. All you need is the address of your old house in Flint.It's quite intriguing and seems like it's designed with Flint in mind. Give it a try here.


  1. Dude, yer blowin' my mind! Not sure it worked for me either. Is it supposed to open up numerous windows at the same time that you can't really control? Liked it.

  2. That's what happened when I played it. Did anyone draw the postcard that turns into birds? That was cool.

    (I sense this post has the potential for the most incomprehensible comments in the history of Flint Expats.)

  3. It sure worked for my old address on Bassett Place and provided a fairly profound experience.

  4. I know this is a really old post, but I'm catching up on the blog after an extremely protracted absence...I noticed it didn't work with my address, but it worked very well with my grandparents' old house on Yale Street. It was an amazing experience. (I ran it in Google Chrome on my nifty little laptop that my financial aid from Mott helped me purchase.) (Hi Gordie, it's Megan - aka Megan Crane from Facebook and the Torch)


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