Water, land, animals, trees, plants, flowers, insects, and humans are entangled with past and present racism and colonialism, built environments, park systems, speculative development, industrial agriculture, and political corruption in the complex ecologies of South Florida’s Everglades. SwampScapes by Elizabeth (Liz) Miller, Kim Grinfeder, and Juan Carlos Zaldivar (2018) is a multi-platformed cocreation that offers a mosaic of multiple issues, politics, and environments in South Florida. As codirector and coproducer Miller puts it, “swamps are everywhere.”1 The project consists of an extensive, information-rich website; an interactive Virtual Reality (VR) documentary; seven VR films; a photo exhibition; a swamp symphony; 360-degree landscapes; maps; and educational materials for middle school, high school, and college students. The project was coproduced and codirected by three people: Miller, who works in documentary digital storytelling and participatory media; Grinfeder, director of the Interactive Media Program at University of Miami and specialist in immersive storytelling and...
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Review| December 01 2021
Project Review: SwampScapes
2018) by Elizabeth Miller, Kim Grinfeder, and Juan Carlos Zaldivar.
Afterimage (2021) 48 (4): 43–60.
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Dale Hudson, Patricia R. Zimmermann; Project Review: SwampScapes. Afterimage 1 December 2021; 48 (4): 43–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/aft.2021.48.4.43
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