UPDATE: This project’s website received the Spring 2019 New Media and Technology Award from the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Full Title: A Man Of Steady Habits: The Unsolved Murder Of Lonzy Haywood Minshew
Context: This project began as an assignment in Digital Nonfiction (RHET 4347), a course I took while on the Professional and Technical Writing major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Department of Rhetoric and Writing. The assignment remit was to create an original work of digital nonfiction for publication on the web, as well as an artist’s statement that explained the site to my web audience. The work I chose to develop was an online digital narrative about the 1963 unsolved murder of my grandfather. I’d been researching my grandfather’s cold case for nearly fifteen years and, in the early days of my research, created a very modest webpage. I used Digital Nonfiction as an opportunity to turn my webpage into a website and created a multimodal digital narrative of my grandfather’s life. Because I love maps, alongside the digital narrative, I also created a corresponding Google Tour called Mapping A Murder: Tracking A Killer Using Google Tour Builder.
Project Website: murderedman.wordpress.com