Googlehouse is a cute little Flash app that does the WebCollage trick but with houses and an isometric Sims grid. (It seems to do stuff when you drag the mouse around, but I can't quite figure out what.)

Apparently they think that this answers "theoretical questions about city", proving once again that the problem with art is artists.

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11 Responses:

  1. aitp says:

    Um, Flash? I thought you were One Of Us, the Flash-haters and usability whores who complain when something doesn't look good in Lynx, Mosaic, and a phone browser to a deaf person with only one eye who's downloading the entire thing via a website ripper to browse offline at his convenience.

    Have we lost you, or were you never a member? Or just a member who enjoys the occasional foray into eeeeeeevil?


    • jwz says:

      You haven't been paying attention.

      I think Flash is fine for writing games and similar applications.

      But I shoudln't have to find the power-up before I can read text.

      • aitp says:

        No, the power-up is just to give you control over text size and formatting. We are user-centric; therefore, you need only load 594kB of music in patent-encumbered SWA(/MP3) format and 200kB of animations before you can read our text, which autoscrolls, by the way!

        *stab* *stab* *mutilate*


    • kw34hd1 says:

      Yeah, what he said. You were the one who originally inspired me (with the design rant) to stop installing the flash plugin on fresh systems of mine.


  2. loosechanj says:

    Microscopic menus, ugh. No sense, ugh. It's a trainwreck of illogic.

  3. honoriartist says:

    Artists do think about theoretical questions and answers as part of the creative process. It's part of the artist's job. Artists usually don't get paid for generating theory and artworks, and yet somehow they come with stuff that other people link to and critique. Your post reveals yet another art-techie dialog. Thanks for all the fun links.

    • aml says:

      i couldn't find that quote anywhere obvious, but the real problem is: do they actually explain how displaying images of furniture in an isometric grid answers theorectic questions about anything, or is it one of those fucking annoying contextless comments that so often surround ""?

      i'm betting it's the latter.

  4. cyantist says:

    When you hold down the left mouse key, you can zoom in on the images and change viewing angles.