Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Choice & Chance - The Pulse Nightclub


Choice and Chance is an impressive and harrowing mapped visualization, by the Tampa Bay Times, of some of the events that occurred in the Pulse nightclub on the night of June 12, 2016, when Omar Mateen killed 49 innocent people and wounded 53 others.

At the heart of this interactive report is a three.js 3d map of the Pulse nightclub. The 3d model of the nightclub is used as the backdrop to a narrative account of some of the events that happened after Omar Mateen entered the club. As you progress through the narrative the 3d map rotates and zooms to explore some of the first-hand accounts of the harrowing events which took place that night.

The first-hand accounts and realism of the 3d map of the club make this visualization particularly upsetting. The use of different colored lighting effects adds even more realism to this retelling of the nightmarish events that took place in the Pulse nightclub on June 12th.
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