JPDA worked with artist Melanie Crean to develop the interface and installation strategy for a multi-media interactive artwork entitled Shape of Change. The project investigates how American and Iraqi people represent personal and political change through two works:
The first is an online archive that tracks citizens' desire for political change as the two countries attempt to disengage from one another politically.
The second project is a smaller work documenting an infant's early development as he learns to walk and speak, and thus establish himself as an independent social subject.
The projects serve as a counterpoint to one another to create a portrait of the ephemeral nature of change, independence and formation of identity.