Local Projects Update

From Local Projects principal, Jake Barton (ITP
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Hello Friends and Colleagues,

We have just launched the innovative new web project called Make History with the National September 11 Memorial Museum. It’s a worldwide call to gather 9/11 images, videos and stories of 9/11 and its aftermath, and it received over 300,000 visitors in its first two days, with submissions from around the world.¬† Please forward the site to anyone who has 9/11 photos, videos or stories.

It’s joined by three other new story-gathering initiatives, two for the Museum, We Remember at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, and a Call to Remember, and also a new web project for NPR’s newest initiative Mapping Main Street.

With so much great work on the horizon we are looking for winter interns for Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, Interaction Design and Content Development. Please forward to anyone you know who might be interested.

Jake Barton and Local Projects

Make History

Make History (911history.org) is a world-wide initiative to gather any and every 9/11 story in an effort to understand history from the perspective of those who witnessed it. Each photo is overlaid on a current street-view image of the present day, creating a “double exposure” of past and present. Using the website, visitors can search and browse any number of experiences, creating custom sequences by time, geography or theme.

See the report on the project from the New York Newsday. Jake was also on NPR’s the Brian Lehrer show with the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s creative director on September 11th.

Mapping Main Street

Mapping Main Street is a collaborative documentary media project that creates a new map of the country through stories, photos and videos recorded on actual Main Streets. The goal is to document all of the more than 10,000 streets named Main in the United States. Local Projects designed the website.

See the project here.

We Remember / 911 Memorial Preview Site

“We Remember” is an oral-histories companion piece to Make History, recording visitors’ experiences of 9/11 for use in the 9/11 Memorial Museum, opening September 2012. This booth allows visitors to locate themselves on a world map and then put together their individual story, and will be used for the Museum’s Introductory Exhibit “We Remember”. See more about the project here.

As a parallel project, A Call To Remember seeks to preserve stories of individuals who were killed as a result of the 2001 and 1993 terrorist attacks. This phone-based interface allows anyone to record a personal memory of a victim. These spoken memories may be used to support exhibitions and other programs at the Memorial Museum. You can see the project here.

Local Projects in the Press
Jake was interviewed with the creative director of the National September 11 Memorial Museum on The Brian Lehrer Show, about Make History. There was also worldwide coverage, including highlights from  The New York Observer, Yahoo! News, and Bloomberg

Current Media Design Projects

National September 11 Memorial Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Museum of Chinese in America
In Pursuit of Freedom for the Brooklyn Historical Society
Talk To Me for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
Five short films for the National Building Museum

Local Projects is:
Jake Barton, Principal
Ian Curry, Senior Interaction Designer
Katie Lee, Senior Graphic Designer
Ariel Efron, Designer/Filmmaker
Tiya Gordon, Studio Director
Brian House, Creative Technologist
Claire Lin, Junior Graphic Designer
A’yen Tran, Interactive Project Coordinator
Adam Kosberg, Lead Content Developer
Robert Paynter, Motion Designer
Rodrigo De Benito Sanz, Front End Developer

Local Projects
315 west 39th Street suite 908
New York
NY, NY 10018

Monday, October 5th, 2009
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