Philly developer wins SXSW prize for WWII ‘data documentary’

Philadelphia-based developer Neil Halloran put the somber magnitude of World War II’s destruction in frightening perspective last Memorial Day with the release of “The Fallen of World War II,” an interactive data documentary that visualizes the human cost of the war.

Halloran, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, picked up more than 4 million views within a few weeks after posting the project on Vimeo and launching his interactive website.

Earlier this week, while attending the South by Southwest technology festival in Austin, Halloran’s work was honored with the 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for Visual Media Experience.

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