The Rashomon Project

Rashomon is an open-source online toolkit designed for rapidly synchronizing and displaying videos and photos from contested events to help users gain a more nuanced understanding of them through multi-perspective timelines and interactive viewing features.

On this project, I helped in designing features for the site, I helped curate timelines, and connected with activist organizations including Amnesty International and WeCopwatch (Oakland). I also designed and conducted user testing experiments on the toolset with 60 people, where I compared viewing experiences of multi-perspective video timelines on Rashomon against viewing single-perspective videos on youtube. For my work on this project, I was interviewed for an article in New Scientist.

UC Berkeley, CITRIS Data & Democracy Initiative: 2013-2014

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