USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony enables people to ask questions that prompt real-time responses from pre-recorded video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses to genocide. The pioneering project integrates advanced filming techniques, specialized display technologies and next generation natural language processing to create an interactive biography. Now and far into the future, museum-goers, students and others can have conversational interactions with these eyewitnesses to history to learn from those who were there.
Dimensions in Testimony was developed in association with Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, with technology by USC Institute for Creative Technologies, and concept by Conscience Display. Funding for Dimensions in Testimony was provided in part by Pears Foundation, Louis. F. Smith, Melinda Goldrich and Andrea Cayton/Goldrich Family Foundation in honor of Jona Goldrich, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and Genesis Philanthropy Group (R.A.). Other partners include CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
What is Dimensions in Testimony?
A short video introduction to the technology
Representing a range of experiences and languages
They had given their testimonies for the Visual History Archive before. Now they have returned to give their testimonies once again for Dimensions in Testimony.
Where you can see Dimensions in Testimony in action
Dimensions in Testimony Exhibits and Programs. Please check museums for possible closures during this time.
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In the Press
Steven Spielberg on Storytelling’s Power to Fight Hate, New York Times
The Remembering Machine, New York Times