Elegy

GTA USA gun homicides

Joseph De Lappe (Designer)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Abstract

Elegy is a gaming mod for Grand Theft Auto V that reenacts each day the total 2018 gun homicides since January 1st, 2018, as scraped from the Gun Violence Archive. Gun homicide totals since January 1st are revised daily on this website which are then fed directly into the project – starting at 0 each midnight, each day the new total body count since January 1st is reenacted in it’s totality and so on. As of July 4th, 2018 there were 7,293 gun homicides in the United States – by the end of 2018 this number will likely reach close to 15,000.

The project is being live screened on Twitch.tv. 

The work is accompanied by a looping soundtrack, of the first radio recording of "God Bless America" as sung by Kate Smith in 1938. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the composing of this song by Irving Berlin. The work is a pilot project to explore data visualization using computer gaming. The intention is to run the project 24/7 for the next year until July 4th, 2019. Since the project release in 2018, the project has had over 230,000 views on twitch.tv.

The work has been exhibited at these venues and festivals:

2019
Open World, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
Milan Machinima Festival, IULM University, Milan, Italy

2018
Game Art, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan
Miami@Play, Filmgate Miami Interactive Festivla, Miami, Florida
Cars and Crimes, Unblurred Gallery Crawl, Pittsburgh, PA

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2018

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Miami
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Akron Art Museum
Pittsburgh
Crime
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Machinima
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Totality
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Tokyo
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Theft
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Elegy : GTA USA gun homicides. De Lappe, Joseph (Designer). 2018.

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

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