From nearly 2,000 entries, Communication Arts has awarded the eyewitness interactive table in our exhibit, "From Memory to Action: Meeting the Challenge of Genocide", a winning spot in their Interactive Annual 2010!
The interactive table sits in the center of the installation space focused on contemporary cases of genocide and highlights the testimony from activists, survivors, rescuers, journalists, humanitarian aid workers, and more. With just their fingertips, visitors are able to open up and view dozens of powerful stories and dramatic photographs that emphasize the importance -- and impact -- of individual action in the midst of genocide. That's not all. Visitors are also able to save content that interests them to their own uniquely created online accounts and access it from home, allowing them to return to the stories and share the experience with others.
In awarding the spot to our eyewitness interactive table, Communication Arts judges commented:
"With such difficult subject matter this interactive does a wonderful job of utilizing the personal URL and mixed media to put the power of the journey into the hands of the user."
"A well-thought approach to bringing a challenging topic to life. The table form really helps to set the tone for the visitors that this is a communal experience and the ability for them to save content onto the cards and take the experience home with them has made this project stand out."
Even if you aren't planning on visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum anytime soon, you can still access the content -- and watch all the eyewitness testimonies -- by visiting our exhibit online.