Letter from Capetown 3: Collaborative Storytelling


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Continuing our round-up of highlights from Design Indaba, we look at interaction designer Jake Barton and his design the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York.

Just as Naota Fukasawa creates objects that reflect how we use them, Jake Barton engages audiences through emotions and technology.

One of his current projects is the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York. Everybody knows where they were on that fateful day when the world changed forever. Barton’s interactive exhibition invites people all over the world to submit and share their 9/11 story, thus adding it to the exhibition. This collaborative storytelling project is history as told by ordinary citizens, not by historians or curators.

Interaction designer Jake Barton and his firm Local Projects deploy the most advanced digital technology to stimulate interaction, enabling participants to generate content. This film gives a good impression.

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