Click the first thumbnail below to see the source text for the project; a sizeable portion of the 3,000+ comments harvested from my own site and videos I posted to youtube. Below, you'll see examples of two "mappings" in which comments were mashed-up with select croppings from photographs. These mappings were further cut-up to produce images that comprise the Projection.

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Source for The Jena Project

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Source for The Projection

Source for The Projection

The Jena Project is a remixed, visual analysis of online speech, as seen through a year's worth of comment threads and discussions of photographs and video made by Michael David Murphy during last summer's trials, protests, and marches for the Jena Six in Jena, Louisiana.

A mixed-media project, The Jena Project pulls back the curtain on America's "conversation on race", while mapping language from an up-close (and often binary) street-level perspective.

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