In collaboration with Anna Radley, I spent a semester researching Austin’s segment of Texas’ north-south interstate highway and its imposing upper deck. We conducted video interviews of Austinites, photographed the city and highway from many vantages, used statistical data provided by the state to map distributions of key demographics to reveal how the highway influences populations, and found documents illuminating the planning processes for various phases of the highway’s construction. Then we compiled our findings into a website.
Feel free to click through it and maybe watch some of our video interviews, but please note a few things: (1) This is the first website I ever tried to make, back when I was pretty sure HTML was magic. If you look at the source, you might see some cringe-worthy code. (2) This is from my first year of design school. It is naturally a bit…unrefined. (But I’m still pretty proud of the content.) (3) This is from several years ago. The internet was a strange and different place. Some of the formatting has gotten a little wonky and doesn’t totally look like it used to, and for some reason the videos only play in Safari for me. I could probably fix that, but I’m not going to.