Tag Archives | Narration

…It’s Website Wednesday: The Places We Live?

The Places We Live

The Places We Live is a fascinating look at some of the poorest slums on earth.

It’s the work of Jonas Bendiksen, who traveled to Caracas, Venezuela; Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya; Dharavi, Mumbai, India; and Jakarta, Indonesia from 2005 to 2007, documenting life in these slums, and capturing images of the diversity of personal histories and outlooks found in these dense neighborhoods that, despite commonly held assumptions, are not simply places of poverty and misery.

Yet slum residents continuously face enormous challenges such as the lack of health care, sanitation, and electricity.

The site does really well at simulating the experience of living in the slums, and you can listen to a narration of numerous different stories told by the people who lived them as you examine their home and listen to the sounds of the slums all around you.

In addition to the website, Jonas has also published a book that includes 20 double-gatefold images, each representing an individual home and its denizens’ stories.

[The Places We Live]

[Via: Kottke]

…You can play Counter-Strike in the Haunted Mansion ride?

Counter-Strike Haunted Mansion

A Counter-Strike map-modder named NIPPER created a reproduction of Disney’s The Haunted Mansion ride inside of the game, and when I say reproduction, I don’t just mean he created a level that’s kinda/sorta like the ride with a few nice touches thrown in here and there. No, this is a 100%, practically photo-realistic reproduction of the ride that you can actually ride through, complete with narration, backstage areas, special effects and more. I don’t know how he did it, but I sure do appreciate the effort:

Plus, if you’d like to ride the ride and see the details for yourself, you can even download the map pack from the joe.to community and play through the level on your own Counter-Strike game.

[joe.to – NIPPER Maps]

[Via: Boing Boing]