Soldier Brother

Soldier Brother (2011) is made by Kaitlin Jones and Alicia Smith. A really simple idea, but very engaging. Kaitlin has a soldier brother in Afghanistan and some of his items are spread out on a white background. We can choose any of the items and hear a story told by Kaitlin about her relationship to him. The stories are motivated by the chosen artifact.

I think this type of interface is promising. A flat surface with objects is very natural way of representing pieces of information that aren’t hierarchically organized.

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