Nation on the Move
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Nation on the Move

by Minoo Moallem
Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

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This project uses the Flash plug-in, which is no longer supported by Adobe. As an alternative, view the project's video documentation below.

In Nation on the Move, a single thread is pulled, teased and stretched into a chaotic web of interconnections between ideas of nationhood, gender, commerce and art that comprise the world of the Persian carpet. A collaboration with scholar Minoo Moallem.

Video Traversal

A high quality recording of the project as a user might experience it.


Image 1 from Nation on the Move

As the piece begins, users a presented with a single thread stretched across an image.

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By clicking and dragging, the user can “hang” colored strands of this thread on specific locations in the image, revealing short texts that illuminate aspects of Moallem’s argument.

Image 3 from Nation on the Move

Further exploration results in a chaotic web of interconnections.

Image 4 from Nation on the Move

A bookmarkable index allows users to explore the content of the project independently of the main interface.

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