Remember Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz? And when she bumped her shoes to take her home?

Believe it or not, Dominic Wilcox created a pair of shoes doing just that, for London Design Festival. When heels are clicked, the GPS gets activated and LED lights point the way home.

No Place Like Home from Dominic Wilcox on Vimeo.

Next: finding a heart for Tin Man 🙂

Great heights are expected when Google Chrome Experiments and Cirque du Soleil collaborate for an interactive project. At Movi.Kanti.Revo, the creative troupe explored a new stage for the latest web technologies, showcasing their performers but also reinventing markup, with divs being played around like actors.

Named after the Esperanto words for Moving, Singing and Dreaming the interactive journey invites the user to use gestures to navigate the beautifully surreal world, following a mysterious character in her adventure.

The 5 month project was created in HTML5, using CSS animations, 3D transforms and an impressive facial detection script, accessing the camera so users could navigate the experience with their gestures.

If you’re technically inclined, find out about the whole developer magic at Behind The Divs and have a peek at the 3D World markup tutorial.

Source:Google Developers Blog