Developed for the ABC Innovation department, we developed this interactive website after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria.
From the press release:
"It pulls together hundreds of pieces of media – professionally produced media, official documents and records and the best user generated content – to provide a stunning insight into the fires and the people who lived through them. An interactive map and timeline allow you to explore the events through time and location, and a series of dramatic video portraits provide a moving insight into the personal experiences of some survivors."
This project was a great experience, and distriqt's first major project. We are incredibly happy with the end product. The site pulls together a heap of media data such as video, audio, imagery and news content from a multitude of sources and combines it into a great interactive experience. The Google Maps API also provided us with a really interesting way of exploring the data visually based on the time and location of every media item and story.
Priscilla Davies - Producer
Bec Smith & Sarah Fawcett - Designers
The website is still up and running, however due to the transient nature of the internets, some of the content is no longer available.