Brian Gerke and friends in San Francisco have constructed their version of Waldo based off the plans on my Do it Yourself page! Brian is very smart because he is taking Waldo to Burning Man where Google Earth does fly-bys every year during the festival! Its fun to see other gigantic Waldos going up! Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have photos of your gigantic Waldos for me to post!
Filmmaker Kristin MacCary has made a great documentary clip about my project which can be seen on VancouverIAM. She shot it on the morning after an April snowfall so there are some shots of Waldo in the snow!
I have been receiving lots of hits from street art blogs Wooster Collective and Bombing Science. It is interesting to see all the comparisons people are making between my work and street art. A few people have commented that apparently I was on French TV too! Thank you for all your comments as so much of this press I wouldn’t even know about if it weren’t for your comments.
I did an interview for the next issue of Montreals Naked Eye Magazine about emerging art mediums, specifically Google Earth. Speaking of emerging art mediums, I somehow got mentioned on D-Listed?
In response to my last post, the official Where’s Waldo company emailed me to tell me they were excited about the projects success! I was thrilled and flattered that they had even heard about it! Maybe they had heard about it as Gizmodo’s post about my project is now showing up on the first page of Google when you search “Where’s Waldo”. Thanks Gizmodo!
PS: Somebody should add this project to Waldo’s Wikipedia entry!
PPS: I am now graduated from Emily Carr University!
I just found out I got an A on my Waldo Project! I am glad I took a chance and did a left field project like this.
I have been busy preparing for my exhibition of this project for my Graduation Exhibit opening on May 3rd.
I just found out I was in the LA times! I am going to be on Japanese TV too! I cant wait to post that clip!
My classmate Nancy Strider has made a you tube video based off the footage she collected while volunteering in pretty much every step of my project. She has shown some video clips documenting Waldo’s construction and success. Thank you Nancy for this video and all your help!
Ian Chillag of NPR’s The Bryant Park Project constucted an audio slideshow based off an interview I did with him last week.
The blog posts about Waldo keep flooding in! There is far more than I can list here but highlights from the past few days include Wired (US), GQ, Google Earth Blog, The Mail on Sunday (UK), IOL Diaro (Portugal), Gizmodo, Mineki (Japan/Canada) and even my school, Emily Carr Institute has blogged about it.
I went into the studio today to talk about Waldo on Q, which is a national radio program on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). It was fun! You can listen to me via podcast here. Jian Ghomeshi called me the Canadian Banksy, what a compliment!
Also, Javier from Chile heard about my project and changed the perspective of my aerial image to fit with Google Earth’s imagery and created a KML patch to overlay it on Google Earth! Thank you so much Javier!
I have had two people emaling today saying they and their friends want to create their own versions of rooftop Waldos! One in Phoenix AZ, and one in New Orleans! This is great, and I hope they begin popping up in many cities! My intention is to create a PDF of instructions and provide the grid, so Waldo making will become open source. It will be fun to track their progress on here as well.
So much media today, and my most hits ever, over 13,000! Thanks! Here is me on CTV.
PS: Would any of you be willing to mail me a copy of the newspaper articles about my Waldo in your city? I think it will impress my teachers if at my graduation review I show newspaper articles from around the world!