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an interactive & "experimental" data visualization as an oral history repository documenting the experiences of the Hurricane Katrina & its aftermath. the interface allows access to video narratives of 44 different people, & connects them by thematic associations. "lives connected" aims to tell a story, convey emotions & illustrate the relationships between oral narratives.

[link: livesconnected.com]

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on first impression, i thought the interlink graphs could be more intricately connected, but it looks like they chose to keep the navigation simple for max clarity? also, a related example that came to mind: the Jerome Wiesner site from MIT Media Lab's Interactive Cinema group, from the '90s: http://ic.media.mit.edu/projects/JBW/

Fri 15 Dec 2006 at 2:29 AM

Another example of an interesting use of personal stories in relation to historical events:
http://www.justvision.org/timeline/timeline.php

Fri 15 Dec 2006 at 6:22 AM
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