My City Lives is a social way for you share what’s going on in your city. Using only video, users can upload what is going on in their public spaces and My City Lives gives everyone a chance to quickly watch how their city is living. The web stories that people post on the site are displayed in an interactive Google map and positioned where the video was taken so those city citizens, tourists or anyone in general can view and find out what people have to say in a specific part of town.
Citizens and their experiences are what make a city, define its culture and how the heart of it moves. Now those stories are available through an authentic view from the proprietors of My City Lives and those that upload their videos.
Currently specifically made for the culturally diverse city of Toronto, the success of the venture could mean the opening of video upload opportunities defined by typographical mapping everywhere. Communities, cultures of arts and civil pride can all be shared through this platform, and their continued growth will be something that we watch in the near future.
As an example of the effectiveness that this platform can possibly have: Toronto recently had an art expose through out the city, Nuit Blanche. By accessing My City Lives I was able to see what others were seeing in various parts of the city and how they were experiencing art / answer my questions of rather a venture uptown would even be worth the 30 min walk to see art that may or may not be of interest to me.
Could you see how a video mapping social platform could be used in your city?