“We can’t think of a narrative-based web object that’s taken better advantage of the medium.”

8 Mar

Have you ever heard of Pine Point, a small mining town that once existed in the Northwest Territories of Canada? Me neither. But I’ve been haunted by this document since I first saw it yesterday. It was authored by the creative team formerly behind the venerable Adbusters magazine. I read about it on Very Short List, who wrote that they “can’t think of a narrative-based Web object that’s taken better advantage of the medium.” Indeed, this project really shows the potential of new media to chronicle the human experience.

It’s like a scrapbook with superpowers.

Location of a former city:

Interesting fact: Buffalo Airlines is the last airline to use the DC-3 (which is my very favorite airplane) in regularly scheduled service.

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