Jonathan Harris' latest project, The Whale Hunt is one of the best examples of visual storytelling you're likely to find on the web.
Lat May, Harris accompanied a family of Inupiat Eskimos in
Barrow, Alaska as they embarked on an annual whale hunt, an event that provides the entire town with their food supply for the year. Over a nine day period starting when Harris was at the Newark Airport, Harris took 3,124 photographs,clicking the shutter every five minutes (even using a chronometer when he was sleeping)
To tell the story, Harris uses a similar visualization to that of We Feel Fine. As you will see, the presentation absolutely stunning.
For the last few weeks, as part of an engagement for a financial services client, our strategy team at electricArtists has been exploring recent developments in interface design and "visual browsing" on the web.
A nice little example of visual browsing that I came across today (via Core77) is a site called TUN3R. To tune into the internet radio station that you want to listen to, you drag an orange needle across a series of tiles that are actually small screenshots of the home pages of each station. It's simple, elegant, and effective.
With numerous cable channels as retained clients, "social video" is an area that we've been watching closely at ElectricArtists. The embeddable video space is quickly evolving. One of the more impressive players in the marketplace is Viddler. Going beyond YouTube's limited offering, Viddler has such features timed tags and comments. If you're looking to see where things are headed, Viddler is a good place to begin.