July 27, 2012
Microsoft Research: Interactive HIV/AIDS Exhibits
For the past 25 years, family and friends of those who have passed away from AIDS have contributed a 6’-by-3’ panel to the AIDS Memorial Quilt. It is the largest community art project in the world. To date, more than 48,000 panels and 94,000 names make up The Quilt. Its size is now over 1.3 million square feet, making it too large to display all the panels in one place. But now the Microsoft Research project has created a fully zoomable map using Bing mapping technology that makes it possible to view the entire quilt and each of the individual blocks which are a moving memorial to those who have lost their lives to AIDS.
Click on the image below to view the interactive version of the entire AIDS quilt:
The second exhibit is a ChronoZoom interactive timeline of the history of AIDS that includes deep zoom panoramas of the quilt during various stages of its creation.
Click to open the ChronoZoom interactive timeline of the history of AIDS:
Microsoft Research collaborated with the University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab, Brown University, the NAMES Project Foundation, and others to create these two digital interactive HIV/AIDS exhibits.
Want to learn more?
· Discover the history of the AIDS Memorial Quilt
· Learn how to make a panel for The Quilt
· Learn more about the interactive exhibits