The Whiteness Project

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Click on the image to interact with a demo of The Whiteness Project prototype developed at POV Hackathon.
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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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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.