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POV Hackathon 2: View Eight Web Storytelling Prototypes

View the documentary prototypes made over the span of a single weekend by teams of filmmakers, developers and designers.

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The Whiteness Project

Best Pitch

Click on the image to interact with a demo of The Whiteness Project prototype developed at POV Hackathon.
(This prototype is best viewed in Chrome.)

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Team: Whitney Dow, Chithra Jeyaram, John Kudos, Sumit Paul, and Dante Chinni (mentor). Bios and Q&A »

About the Project: The Whiteness Project is a cross-platform investigation into how white Americans experience their ethnicity. It will live primarily on the Internet and will also have film and art-installation components.


  • A custom fullscreen video player made from scratch using the Vimeo API. This player shows videos fullscreen and can trigger content to be displayed based on markers we manually set.
  • jQuery, jQuery UI and CSS3 animations.
  • The font FF Chartwell to expedite generation of the infographics.

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Shannon Carroll was Digital Community Associate at POV, where she supported POV's social networks.