The following information is not valid anymore. A while ago we made a change of lane and in a few weeks we will be ready to present our very own virtual WAR MEMORIAL! 

/Andy & Sara the 11th of May 2007

Our exam work is coming up this semester and a part of our project will be to create an interactive web exhibition toghether with an artist, as a part of his project “The Polynational War Memorial” (http://www.war-memorial.net/).

The Polynational War Memorial

This is a part of a bigger project for the swedish artist Jon Brunberg, called The Polynational War Memorial. It is a process-based, multidisciplinary and long-term art project with the objective to create a proposal for an updateable memorial complex commemorating all killed military personnel and civilians in all wars fought from 1945. The Polynational War Memorial would ideally be the main memorial site for commemoration of victims of war in the world. It should function as a bridge between veterans, relatives, and politicians from a broad range of nations involved in conflict and contribute to a profound level of understanding about the consequences and mechanisms of war.

The ideal site for an exhibition of a resulting proposals would in the artists opinion be the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The ultimate vision is however be that the memorial is actually built sometime in the future. This requires of course a significantly larger budget and a very large portion of goodwill from all people and nations that the memorial involves. These processes are certainly highly complex but if sufficient funds are raised and negotiations are successful the memorial might perhaps be in place already by 2015.

The Web Exhibition

Jon Brunberg is working with architects, drawing and planning the Memorial. He is modelling the whole thing in 3D, and wants to showcase it online. This is where we come in. We are supposed to plan and build the web exhibition part of the site, so that it will have interesting, captivating and immersing interactivity, as it is our exam work as interaction designers. Possibly we will also make our own war memorial – a kind of “polynational war memorial of the web”, which will use benefits and qualities of the web to create experiences for the visitors that wouldn’t be possible to create in the museum setting out of the web context. This will teach us about the qulities and possibilities if the web as a medium, and how to use it to create meaningful interactive web exhibitions in the future.

Reasearch Phase

Our design process starts off with two months of research and brainstorming. We’re looking into information design and experience design in order to analyze the web as a medium. We’re continuesly searching for war memorials and web exhibitions to analyze and get inspired by. And we read about war and mourning to figure out what we want the visitors of our virtual memorial to start reflecting on after their visit. During the research period we use this blog to collect notes and share findings. If you are reading this and know about useful information for our project – maybe a link to a blog on war, maybe some literature you think we should read…., please don’t hesitate to tell us!

1 Response to “About the project”


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