Blue Velvet
Re-dressing New Orleans in Katrina's wake
By David Theo Goldberg & Stefka Hristova
Design by Erik Loyer


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Image Support
Louisiana State Museum
The Common Ground Collective
Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
Harpweek, LLC
The National Archives
Center For Louisiana Studies

Some sound effects provided by The Freesound Project

Water simulation based on code by Drew Cummins