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Where’s Waldo In San Francisco?

California crew build their version of Waldo.
A California crew build their version of Waldo.

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 (mcoles@ecaid.ca) if you have photos of your gigantic Waldos for me to post!

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Fun Stuff!

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.

I also thought you might be interested in Aram Bartholl‘s project Map

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Waldo Jumps Back onto the Page!

One intention of my project was to re-contextualise Waldo from a paper medium to the web, but it seems like he’s going to be back in print! The Vancouver Sun did a photo shoot and interview with me this morning. There will be a feature on my Waldo in tommorows issue! There will also be a feature in tommorows 24 hours Vancouver. A newspaper in Spain called 20 Minutos has also writtten about Waldo and an online version can be seen at ¿Dónde está Wally en Google Earth?

CTV sent their Chopper 9 helicopter around Vancouver today looking for my Waldo and they found him! They also did a shoot with me today and that will air on CTV tommorow at 6:45pm! Also I will be doing an interview with NPR in New York tommorow, and I am really excited to be going in to the CBC studios on Monday to be on Q, a national radio show about arts and culture.

Waldo also continues to be showing up on the blogs! About 45 of them are in languages other than English so I dont know what they are saying! Here are a few of the English posts: Geek Sugar, Bag of Nothing, Nate is Smart, It is Green Man, Trendbird and Mindzai . Because of all the blog posts I received over 10,000 hits yesterday! That is more people than live in my hometown!

I didn’t expect so much media attention to happen but it is so fun! The best part was getting picked up from school in the CBC News van! And finding out I’m famous in Brazil! Though I’ll admit it is an easy distraction from my homework. It was fun to leave class early today saying “I have to leave early today, I have a photoshoot at 3:00”.

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Waldo gets famous!

Wow, today has been an exciting day for my Waldo project! I was just on the rooftop doing a shoot for CBC TV. The segment will be on air tonight at 6, and possibly tommorow at noon! I will also post a digital verison here  if it becomes available.

Also lots of blogs have written about him today! Now PublicVancouver Met BlogsGus DigitalKitsilano.ca, Beyond Robson and my sister Carolyn Coles have all posted blog articles about Waldo today. I am glad that people seem to be excited about it!

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Aerial Shot of Waldo



This is a helicopter shot (taken last week) of Waldo as he will appear on Google Earth. Click the image to see it in detail. Special thanks to Rock for the aerial photograph.

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