In early 2008, Interactive Knowledge collaborated with California Newsreel to produce a pair of web sites for the four-hour PBS documentary “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” This series explores racial and socio-economic inequities in health among Americans. A mini-web at PBS.org site was produced to support the PBS broadcast premiere of the series. The mini-site includes video clips, resources, and transcripts in addition to a “Share your story” section that allows the public to respond with personal stories of health inequity.
In 2008, the Fetzer Institute began a public awareness campaign on their central mission — teaching the power of love and forgiveness. The campaign was a multi-year, national effort to publicize their work to a broader audience beyond the scientific and religious communities. Fetzer learned of IK through our work on a website for film that they funded called, "The Mystery of Love."
Flight and Rescue tells the story of over two thousand Jewish refugees who, through the intervention of Dutch and Japanese diplomats, were able to obtain visas allowing them to escape occupied Lithuania and travel to Japan and China to remain for the duration of WWII.
Built in 2006, the website supports and preserves the exhibit created by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. This online, archival version presents the content by telling the story in a Flash movie presentation, as well as allowing the user to search and study over 200 objects and photographs from the exhibit.
A few websites get better with age — especially when the subject is as charming as the Penland School of Crafts, located in the picturesque Appalachian Mountains. In 2004, Penland celebrated its 75th anniversary with an extensive exhibition and a supporting website developed by Interactive Knowledge.
While developing “THE WAR” web site for PBS, IK was chosen by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s National Center for Outreach to produce a tool for gathering stories from World War II veterans and their families. In less than eight months since THE WAR premiered on PBS, over four thousand stories have been submitted. This tool, called StoryShare is currently in use by 80 PBS stations across the country. IK designed “StoryShare” to function as a user-generated content tool that can collect video, audio or text-based stories submitted by the public.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick spent over six years researching, planning, recording and editing their documentary film “THE WAR.” This was not a litany of armies, maps and strategies, but a heart-felt and compelling story of how “the war affected people in every house, on every street in every town in America.” As long time fans of Ken Burns’ work, Interactive Knowledge was honored to work with PBS and producing station WETA to build the companion website.
The documentary film “Freedom Riders” is the harrowing yet inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.
Visionary art is described as work produced by self-taught individuals without formal training, whose creations arise from a compulsion or personal vision. OFF THE MAP presents the works of ten untrained, visionary artists from around the world who have created their very own “backyard paradise” in unique and sometimes bizarre ways.