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A video showcase of what HTML 5 can do in Chrome

HTML 5 is going to change the way you experience the Web as this video from OK Go shows us. You should view it in Chrome.

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For a cool demonstration of HTML 5 in action, try out the interactive music video created by Google, the dance troupe Pilobolus, and musicians OK Go. From CBS News What’s Trending:

Google has showcased HTML 5 in this fashion in the past. In May, you might remember the Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi music video by Chris Milk that created an imaginative, interactive experience titled “3 Dreams in Black” for the track “Black,” off the album “Rome.”

You can watch the embedded video below, but you should really go to the official interactive site All is Not Lost to get the full effect. Type in any message (I typed in the extremely imaginative “hello”) and see how your message is spelled out in the music video. Note: This site should be viewed with Chrome.

You may also remember OK Go from their viral hit video featuring a fantastic Rube Goldberg machine: This Too Shall Pass.

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6 comments
AG4IT
AG4IT

HTML5 in browsers like Chrome, Firefox and others has the potential to really expand the options for mobile computing and remote access to enterprise applications. For example, Ericom AccessNow is a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops ??? and run their applications and desktops in a browser. AccessNow works natively with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in), Firefox and any other browser with HTML5 and WebSockets support. Concerned about security? Ericom AccessNow also provides an optional Secure Gateway component. This Gateway enables external clients to securely connect to internal resources using AccessNow without requiring a VPN. For more info, and to download a demo, visit: http://www.ericom.com/html5_rdp_client.asp?URL_ID=708

TexasJetter
TexasJetter

I seem to remember this same article (at least the same video links) about 6 months ago. Surely there is something "new" with HTML5 to report rather than repeating content....

sonnystarks
sonnystarks

So? It's a bunch of dancers accompanied by some obnoxious noise that repeats what I've typed in. How does this silly little exhibition make (it a better world?) (me a better person?) (make my office more productive?). What is the practical everyday use or is another "solution in seach of a problem?"

seanferd
seanferd

There are all sorts of HTML5 demos and Chrome Experiments available. They are for demonstration and proof of concept. Exhibitions never made anything better. Except by demonstrating things that people who know how to use the tech can turn into something for a particular purpose. At the 1893 World Fair, would you have said, "lightbulbs, what the heck are they good for?" Looking at this image, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/WorldsFairTeslaPresentation.png go ahead and pick out what you think is doing you any good today.

Spitfire_Sysop
Spitfire_Sysop

Why would you need chrome for this? FireFox does HTML5 too...