Story+ Project

Experiential Archive


The need for compelling, innovative ways to experience archival content is a pressing one—how can we activate data, give it a new life and a new audience? Experiential Archive will facilitate a deep dive in designing meaningful, interactive engagements with archival material. The project’s broader purpose is to exemplify how archival records and documents can be made accessible and vital, how they can circulate freely within public and political discourses. The design process will be modeled on the one used in the DocX lab at the Center for Documentary Studies, an innovative space to experiment and engage in technology-influenced imaginative thinking around documentary forms, styles, and perspectives.

Skills undergrad:

Preferred attributes of undergraduates include an interest and curiosity in designing and publishing interactive / computational research-driven interventions, though no technical skills are required. Web development or coding background is a plus.

Skills grad:

Required skills for the graduate student mentor include navigating library resources, group facilitation, and a familiarity with computational media and programming.

Project Sponsor(s): 

Aaron Kutnick UX + UI Designer, DocX Lab Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Graduate Mentor(s): 

Brooks Frederickson, PhD Candidate, Music

Brittany Green, PhD Candidate, Music


Surya Cannon, Krystal Hu, Sana Pashankar, Dennis Tang

DocX Lab


  • Art
  • Computation
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Archives