This is the second weekly installment of Flip, Modeshift’s exploration of the best examples of online tools to build connections between people and places.Â I’ve got several for you toÂ see. Spend some time with these. They’re all terrific.
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington in Seattle produced this interactive production to explore several ancient settlements in Puget Sound. The production mixes text, audio, video, and motion graphics.
Fuji Film produced Forests Forever, an exploration of the biology and life cycle of forests that is set up to mimic a video game, although it includes such high quality pictures, audio, text, and motion graphics it could and shouldÂ be used as a high school or university teaching tool.
The idea here is that online communications produces an entirely new means forÂ joining people to their places.Â That is the connection, tying our spirit to our places, which produces, like the fresh spring buds of a Benzie County cherry tree,Â the fruit of new ideas that make our lives and communities better.