Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nabisco's ad agency inspired by Second Life, perhaps?

Nabisco's Wheat Thins Reduced Fat crackers have a new 30 second ad in the United States called, "Come Fly with Me," featuring blissful people flying/floating in the air above a wheat field while Frank Sinatra is belting out that signature song of his. I searched everywhere for a free way to share this ad with you, but struck out. You can see a screen grab of it here.

Hmmm. Seems like a remarkable coincidence, doesn't it? The similarities between this ad and AM Radio's wheat field, better known as The Far Away are eye-brow raising.

AM Radio's wheat field with flying poseballs has been rezzed publicly in Second Life® since early September 2007

Speaking of The Far Away and wheat, AM told me a couple of days ago that Second Lifers have helped him raise enough money through the sale of his virtual wheat to purchase eight and a half real cows through Heifer International, an organization that works to end hunger and poverty by providing livestock to people around the globe who struggle daily for dependable sources of food and income.

AM's expanded his fundraising efforts beyond cows now to include a pixelated jeep that raises funds for real malaria-preventing mosquito nets - somewhere in the world, a child dies every 30 seconds because of a mosquito bite - which you can read about over at Hamlet Au's New World Notes.

Teleport directly to The Far Away from here.


Dirk @ Herd said...

Hi Bettina, you should add your post over here!


Bettina Tizzy said...

Thanks Dirk... I hope to post a follow up to this soon with some more information ;-)

km duke said...

Speaking of coincidence


Look familiar?

golden said...

aww wow. it seems we both got inspired by the same source, which was a japanese anime movie where some like these appeared in the background...

other proportions and colors though,..

i feel a bit caught now.. but also excited about such a nice pv3d work. its brilliant.