It has always existed a monster, a Leviathan, who devours men and swallows them. It throws them in to the abyss and scars their face, their souls and the earth itself. This monster is War. The telling of a conflict is a daring enterprise, illustrating a distant reality, untagling complex dynamics and obscure moritavions. The digital world offers new ways to bridge the uncommunicability distance between war and public awareness.
The Syrian War digital reporting project aims to gain the benefits of technological innovation in order to expound the actual conflict in Syria. Syrian War Project is a web portal, a specially designed web site to bring together information from different sources - data reporting, info charts, interactive map and timeline - in a uniform and compelling way. It is an effort to tell one of the cruelest and most complex fight in our days by mean of storytelling, journalism and digital innovation.
The interactive telling of the conflict is focused on three main dimensions. The three dimensions are represented by a cross scheme structuring the website. Scrolling down the viewer will explore the temporal dimension, the sides of which will deepen more specific thematics.
- Factions and coalitions
Media and expressive modalities
The storytelling project Syrian War takes advantages of text, photos, infographics, embedded videos and maps
Benchmarking is a fundamental part for the development of Syrian War Project. Awwwards.com is the awards that recognize the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world, it provides the best tool for benchmarking in interactive web field. Awwwards.com aims to create a meeting point where web professionals from across the world can come to find inspiration; a space for debate; a place to share knowledge and experience; give and receive constructive and respectful critiques. “Always hungry”.
Its mission is to discover, recognize, and promote the talent and effort of web designers, developers, and agencies who create unique digital experiences that are useful, innovative, intuitive, and beautiful.
In the last years there have been developed multiple projects with the intent of telling the Syrian conflict, most inspired by a new digital approach. The oppurtinities offered by the IT and Internet plays a big role in bringing enlightment to this often understimated war. Here some of the most inspiring.