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Radar Eighteen: Google Maps Road Trip
Marc Horowitz is a man on a mission - to have fun, to make people feel good, and to embed himself in culture in new and often times, strange ways. When fan Peter Baldes talked to him about doing a cross-country trip together, both men agreed to do it... virtually. The result was a 9-day simulated excursion from LA to Virginia using Google Maps. The commitment to keep the trip based in reality as much as possible is the most amusing thing about this entire story. I have to hand it to anyone who can take existing technology and use it in new, exciting, and somewhat useful ways.
eGuider: John Rota
Film, TV & New Media Producer
John is a producer who specializes in smart, thought-provoking films, television, and web series. He has worked on many Emmy Award winning shows, including the documentary Legendary Nights, chronicling the 12 best fights in HBO's 30 years of boxing. While in development at HBO Films, he worked on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on the best-selling novel by Dee Brown. His company, Divine Madman Productions, is currently developing a web series entitled 13Fights, based on John's experience working and living in the boxing world.