An interactive visual history of New York City and its forgotten stories.
Forgotten City is an interactive iPad app that aims to transform the way in which American history is typically presented and perceived by layering and visualizing information through time and place. Using New York City as a case study, I aim to build a multi-dimensional narrative of the city through interactive visualizations which not only show the progression of the landscape at a glance, but which are also embedded with smaller, lesser known stories of people and places. These stories act as a pathway for understanding larger moments in American history, and they are all interconnected to present the history as a whole. Visuals and mapping serve as the basis for layering information, showcasing the history of New York City in a unique way. By tying together chronology, cartography, information visualization, narrative, and history, I hope to intrigue, educate, and empower the user through an experiential journey that changes the way we look at the subject of history.