About The Porch Project

I originally thought I would produce a filmed documentary about the porch. But as my research progressed and issues, ideas, places, time, and people got more intertwined, I wanted to find other ways to visualize a complicated history of a material object and space. Even more so, I wanted to find a way to let people explore the story of the porch as they would an actual porch: by using it. Because the user experience is essential to web-based interactive media, building a playground of tools and experiments started to feel right for this project. In the end, what we have here are a few different ways to explore a story using a plethora of tools. Play. Have fun.

This project is an MFA thesis by Donna Lichaw, a NYC-based interactive designer. It was generously funded in part by the Garry Marshall Media Arts Grant.