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    The Gettysburg Project was originally conceived as a standalone animation of the Battle of Gettysburg, built along the lines of the descriptive m… Read More
    The Gettysburg Project was originally conceived as a standalone animation of the Battle of Gettysburg, built along the lines of the descriptive motion graphics seen on the Discovery channel. To increase user involvement, interactive elements were added, including pop-up questions about how the viewer of the project might react to the difficult decisions the various battle commanders faced during combat. Read Less
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During grad school, whenever I heard a professor say to the class "I need you to come up with an idea for..." my mind would immediately start buzzing with ideas. I have an active imagination and a better than average memory, so when something gets stuck in it I enjoy reflecting on how to best make it real.
 
My last class Senior year of Undergrad had been a thorough overview of the American Civil War. It was fascinating for many reasons, but what I kept coming back to was the Battle of Gettysburg. After the lecture I kept seeing it unfold in my mind, the troops moving across a map of the battlefield, grey and blue-coated infantry as icons traversing towards each other. When my Flash class professor gave us the freedom to build whatever we wanted, I saw a golden opportunity to finally make my vision real.