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Out of Sight drones Out of Sight, Out of Mind Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Type of Work
Narrative Data Visualization

A web based narrative visualization documenting every drone strike carried out in Pakistan

Out of Sight, Out of Mind was inspired by the inadequacies of other attempts to report the effects of an invisibile technological war. Using data from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism we visualized every known attack by the US and Coalition military since 2004 by date, location and number of fatalities. The visualization builds itself as each attack generates the timeline across the screen.
The viewer can dig deeper by hovering or clicking in to reveal specific details about each attack on the horizontal timeline. The 'Victims' tab provides an alternate view showing the aggregated number of victims by month. In both views the data produces patterns that urge viewers to reflect on realities hidden by the numbers.