Matt Ross 

Developer, Researcher & Artist

I served as Technical Lead developing an interactive data visualization for artist Lizania Cruz’s piece  Evidence 071: Frederick Douglass and The Commission of Inquiry which was presented as part of  the Open Call 2023 group exhibition at The Shed, NYC.  The project involved preparing and cleansing a large dataset of archival research from Lizania, as well as building a CMS which allowed the artist to customize content on the installation.  Co devekioer MK Skitka built a React Web app to facilitate the touchscreen interaction and display the data.  The installation also included a back end for signing up users, storing user sessions, and collecting comments from users.  

The exhibition was live from November 2023- Jan 2024 at the Shed.  The Commission of Inquiry is A multimedia installation, based on Cruz’s research in the Dominican Republic, that explores the role of US imperialism and asks audiences to consider their relation to ongoing processes of colonization.'