Public Secrets
By Sharon Daniel
Design by Erik Loyer

Project Credits

Collaborating Organization: Justice Now, Co-directors Cassandra Shaylor and Cynthia Chandler

assistance with audio production from Michella Rivera-Gravage, Richard Caceras, and Lyle Troxell

audio recording facilities and support provided by the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz

production assistance and proofreading by Karen Beavers

Uses the "Squarified" treemap algorithm invented by J. J. van Wijk, adapted for ActionScript 2.0 by Erik Loyer from Java code written Benjamin B. Bederson and Martin Wattenberg.

Some sound effects were provided by The Freesound Project collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds, including RBH_Household_closet 02.wav, by RHumphries and Marantz PDM201 STOP (unpowered).wav, by FreqMan.

this project was supported, in part, by grants from the Creative Work Fund and the University of California, Santa Cruz Arts Research Institute.

the author would like to extend a very special thank you to Amelie Hastie and Michella Rivera-Gravage for their unfailing moral and practical support during the production of this work.
— Sharon Daniel, May 19th, 2008

Sharon Daniel
Sharon Daniel is an Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she teaches classes in digital media theory and practice. Her research involves collaborations with communities that focus on the use and development of information and communications technologies for social inclusion. Her role as an artist is that of "context provider," – working with communities, collecting their stories, soliciting their opinions, and building online archives to make this data available across social, cultural and economic boundaries.

Erik Loyer |
Designer Programmer
Erik Loyer's interactive artworks have been exhibited online and in festivals and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Prix Ars Electronica; and Transmediale. Loyer is the creator of The Lair of the Marrow Monkey, one of the first websites to be added to the permanent collection of a major art museum, and Chroma, an award-winning web serial about the racial politics of virtual reality. As Creative Director for Vectors, he has designed numerous multimedia essays in collaboration with leading humanities scholars. Loyer's commercial portfolio includes Clio and One Show Gold Award-winning work for Vodafone as well as projects for BMW and Sony. He is the recipient of a Rockefeller Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship, and his works have been honored in the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media and the California Design Biennial. Loyer has a B.A. in Cinema/Television Production from the University of Southern California.