This artist’s project which launched in 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Flu pandemic was unusual for us, but fascinating to work on. It involved the delivery of 365 separate audio files, one for each day of the year. Artist Jordan Baseman took many entries from newspaper reports from 1918, or created others using source material from the time.
We worked closely with the Wellcome Collection and Jordan Baseman to deliver the site, which now automatically delivers a day-stamped audio file.
With the global Covid pandemic, the website took on a new popularity and a haunting relevance. As NPR put it:
“The voices are not real. They’re computerized. They sound tinny and faraway as they read fragments of newspaper stories from 1918, when the so-called Spanish flu ravaged the planet. Still, these fleeting dispatches from the past are uncannily relevant”
We worked with Thirty8 Digital to design, host and support an artist’s project commemorating the centenary of the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Flu pandemic. From the very beginning, Mike and the team intuitively understood what we were trying to do, and came up with the goods in the form of both technical and design solutions necessary to help us deliver a complex and multifaceted site....
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We have been working with Thirty 8 Digital since 2019 and they have been invaluable in the growth of the digital presence of our organisation. Mike and the team created our new website for us and continue to help us grow our offer....
Project: Society of Antiquaries of London
Thirty8 Digital stood out from the crowd from our first meeting and have not disappointed since. What makes them different is the way they combine insight, honesty and flexibility....
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