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American Wild:
Digital Preservation for Changing Landscapes
Forbes Lipschitz & Halina Steiner & Shelby Doyle & Justine Holzman
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The National Park Service represents the nation’s largest initiative in landscape conservation and preservation. As both a material and cultural construct, national parks are living memorials to a uniquely American wilderness narrative. In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, American Wild is a speculative proposal for digital landscape preservation. The project generates civic pride by connecting the distinctive architecture of the Washington, DC Metro to the national parks. Using ultra–high-definition recordings, videos of each park are individually projection-mapped at full scale. The memorial creates a timeline of the National Park Service’s 100-year history that advocates for its next centennial.

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