Updates from 'AIDS Memorial Quilt Mobile Web App'


Dear Friends and AIDS Quilt Touch Supporters:

As you may have heard, the Washington DC area was hit hard with an extraordinary storm on Friday night. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival site was ravaged: tents collapsed, exhibits were decimated, vendors lost supplies of fruit and food. For the most part, our tent, “Remember their Names,” withstood the rain and winds; our interactive displays were covered with tarps that more or LESS kept the water out.

The festival shut down on Saturday—for only the 3rd time in the 47-year history of the event! But by Sunday morning, most everything was open again. Our interactive browsers and timeline were up and running. The Quilt panels that made up our tent walls were still drying out though.

The festival is closed July 2 & 3. We open again on July 4th.

ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be reading NAMES of those who are commemorated on Quilt Panels on the morning of July 4th.

At the end of the list that I am assigned, I will read the NAMES of those who have been identified in YOUR contributions.

PLEASE let me know if there is a NAME that you would have me read.

This is one of the beautiful rituals of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Please visit: www.aidsquilttouch.org

to BROWSE, COMMENT, and LOCATE a Quilt Panel

Thanks to the University of Iowa Team from the Digital Studio for the Public Humanities for creating the mobile web app and working through the bugs!!


Anne Balsamo

QUILT 2012: Digital Experience Project