Sunday, December 04, 2005

Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

The New Orleans Oral History Project is pleased to announce that we are now partnering with The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank. All podcasts and recordings for the Project will now be mirrored both on that site and on Humid City.

The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank was organized by The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University and the University of New Orleans in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and the Louisiana State Museum. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, it builds on prior work by CHNM to collect and preserve history online, especially through the ECHO project and the September 11 Digital Archive.

Humid City is our parent site, originally a New Orleans music scene blog, now mutated by the forces of Katrina into a forum for New Orleans information and commentary. (Read the BBC article about Humid City and other New Orleans blogs during Katrina.) Built on the same template as The Silver Machine and ShopweRx, using modern technology to make New Orleans a better place, the site boasts a number of writers and contributors ranging from Goat Carson to Matthew Nolan.

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