Tour the Hot Spots of Melbourne Live with Remote Control Tourist

Melbourne - Remote Control Tourist

Melbourne is a popular destination for tourists, but travelling to the city located on the south west cost of Australia can be an expensive proposition from this part of the world.

Thanks to Remote Control Tourist, an interactive project from Tourism Victoria, you can save a few bucks and still get a live first-person view of the city’s hot spots.

For 8 hours a day from October 9 to 13, Remote Control Tourist will enable voyeuristic tourists from around the world to view live streaming video from the head-mounted cameras of the two person team. Viewers can switch between the two camera views, track the camera-wearers on Google Maps and offer suggestions to where the subjects should go next.

The project was created by ad agency Clemenger BBDO, Exit Films, and Tool director Jason Zada, famous for his 2011 viral sensation ‘Take This Lollipop‘.

[via Agency Spy]


Linkin Park join up with ‘Take This Lollipop’ Producers for Interactive Video

Linkin Park - Lost in the Echo

Halifax, NS (Chester, to be exact) developer Jason Nickel and LA-based director Jason Zada have joined forces again after the incredible success of the ‘Take This Lollipop‘ interactive experience. That site/web app/video (it’s so hard to define these things) has seen over 9.5 million likes since it was released last fall.

This time they’ve joined up with Linkin Park to create an interactive experience for the track ‘Lost in the Echo‘. In the video hosted at, images are pulled from your Facebook photo albums and displayed in the hands of the characters. It is a little odd watching the characters react with horror to images of my friends and I having fun.

Experiences like this one, which simply pull in photos from Facebook, are becoming standard fair these days. Interactive producers have the opportunity to customize the experience even more using profile details and location information.

In June I posted a story about a Brazilian condo developer who had interested buyers register for a tour using their Facebook profile. When they arrived for their viewing, video screens inside the condo were customized using information from Facebook.