LandofOpportunity Interactive Site
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About LandofOpportunity Interactive
Rooted in post-Katrina New Orleans, Land of Opportunity is an ongoing exploration of the often contentious process of community redevelopment in the face of crisis/disaster. Through perspectives that travel across media, including a film and new experimental interactive web platform, the project explores the fundamental question: What kinds of communities do we want to (re)build in the 21st century? From New Orleans to New York, from Katrina to Sandy, we, along with partners in sister cities, create and curate multifaceted stories highlighting a diversity of voices and approaches designed to foster engagement and inspire action around the core issues happening to cities and towns near us all.
The LandofOpportunity interactive web platform merges compelling multimedia storytelling with curated data, research, and calls to action in one experimental collaborative space. Currently in Beta, the innovative site features an interactive video player and timeline that allow users to explore and compare layered narratives about the people and processes that are shaping our increasingly vulnerable landscapes. Partners can create and curate their own multi-layer stories and strategically deploy them to increase engagement and effect change locally and nationally. Groups and individuals can collaborate with partners working in different communities, thus creating a foundation for communication and knowledge-sharing across places, issues, and sectors.
Note: This platform is an ongoing work-in-progress at the cutting-edge of current technology. It currently works best on laptops or tablets with the latest version of popular browsers (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer 9 and above), and with a high speed internet connection. Moving forward, we hope to get the resources to make this experience more accessible as the technology evolves. If you encounter bugs or glitches, we appreciate your patience and feedback.
The Beta platform launched on Thursday, November 14. We’ll be rolling out content for the next several weeks (including an interactive Katrina/Sandy Timeline) so stay tuned and keep coming back!
View the trailer for the interactive platform here.
From Katrina to SandyWatch
Interactive web player demoWatch
Sixth Anniversary of Hurricane KatrinaWatch
Toward a Just New OrleansWatch
Elza Sings at ChurchWatch
Marcio Goes Fishing On Lake PontchartrainWatch
Out of SiteWatch