The Knotted Line interface consists of black silhouettes that can be "opened" to reveal paintings and text about specific historical moments.
By clicking on a painting in the silhouette interface, users enter a new page that highlights related "Actions for Self-Determination" and media.
The timeline goes from 1495 to 2012 (when the website was published) and then offers speculative possibilities for the future up to 2025.
Painting detail. The top part of the image references the number of people incarcerated or under supervision in the U.S. based on the skylines and populations of L.A., Chicago and Boston. The bottom image references the continuation of Guantanamo prison in Cuba.
A painting that references the growth of three strikes laws in the country, using Escher's infinite staircase as a departure point.
A painting that references the connection between law and violence.
After the publication of the website, I worked with Ora Wise and educators around the country to develop a curriculum for using the project. The curriculum includes 9 workshops and 3 projects. The curriculum is free to download at knottedline.com