September 11, 2015

9/11 Memorial

A contemplative visualization to remember the nearly 3,000 lives perished on September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. 

At the center of this visualization is an empty space that mimics the National 9/11 Memorial design. The blank space embodies the feeling of loss and absence from the taking of thousands of lives on that pivotal day.  The single lines around the central void represent the lives stolen.  Each line is like a candle and by hovering over the line the name will appear, which is like lighting a candle in honor of their life and their memory. 

There are five red lines that personify the five youngest victims age from 2 to 8.  This color selection is inspired by the moving image of the little girl in the red coat in the movie Schindler’s List.  Like the girl in the red coat that represents the innocence of the Jews being slaughtered in the movie, the red lines in the visualization highlight the innocence not only of the youngest victims but also of the nearly 3,000 men and women lost in the 9/11 attacks.

This visualization is influenced by the work of Dave Hart.