January 8, 2012

Every week Andrew Sullivan posts a photo and holds a contest to see who can locate the window from which it was taken; the “View From Your Window” contest.

This video was my entry for the January 7, 2012 contest. My guess was Budapest, Hungary.

I made this video of my search process just for fun, and to cut through all the submissions he gets, but I added the Blade Runner dialog, the stupid computer sounds, and the mind-numbing electronica on principle. (Remember when computers used to make loud clicking and beeping sounds as they were working? Me neither. At least they’re still noisy in the future.)

For some reason, Sullivan—one of the most widely read writers on the internet— never credits the readers who send him the comments or contest submissions he publishes. I took care of that by changing the title of my video after he’d embedded it on his site. See the result here.