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Magna Carta interactive

Client:Museum of Australian DemocracyVisit the website
The Magna Carta interactive running in the museum
The Magna Carta interactive running in the museum on a whopping 50-inch touchscreen.

To commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, we built a touch screen interactive and a companion website for the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Highlights include a live Latin-to-English translation of noteworthy clauses, and an orthography section which illuminates some of the document’s language and intricate calligraphy for a 21st century audience.

Both the interactive and website were created using Middleman, Sass and a whole lotta good-old-fashioned JavaScript.

Translation

We built a tool to provide live Latin-to-English translation of noteworthy clauses contained in the historic document
Screenshot of a clause

Orthography

The orthography tool allows users to highlight and learn about interesting artifacts
Screenshot of the orthography section
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