Palm Springs • 27 Apr 2008 • H.264 video / 768kbps
At the 2006 Coachella event, I repeatedly lost everyone in my group amongst the crowd of 50,000. Sensitive boy that I am, I took offence thinking my friends were intentionally drifting off. They later convinced me they too had been seperated from the herd. At this year's Coachella, I didn't want to suffer the same fate but wasn't sure how to prevent it. The train of thought got me thinking about GPS enabled mobile phones and the ill-suited "friend finder" applications that are out there. I didn't come up with anything that would solve the immediate problem. However, I did make my Blackberry trackable to friends on Facebook. Afterwards, I was able to see where I'd been in minute detail. Scary! From there, I just got carried away -- taking all the tracking data and putting it into Google Earth and Premiere, creating the animation you see here. Requires the latest Flash 9 player with H.264 support.
Equipment: Google Earth, Adobe Premiere CS2