A totally stunning, super-immersive, must-see Web video

It took Masashi Kawamura just over a month to design and code the Web video for “Mirror”—a new song by a Japanese band called Sour. Kawamura funded the project via Kickstarter—it cost just $5,000 to make—and launched it last Thursday. We’ve spent the whole weekend scrambling for words to describe it.

You’ll need Safari to see the video (which really is a mirror of sorts). And—without giving too much away—we’ll say that it’s a lot more impressive if you grant the program access to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and Web cam. The things you’ll see actually do refer back to Sour’s lyrics (which are really very sweet). But they’ll also renew your sense of just how surprising the Web can still be.

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