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In the Dark

In the Dark

A web project combining static content with an API. I chose Elon Musk's talk about making humans a multi-planetary species at the International Astronautical Congress in 2017 as content to be paired with the Aeris Weather API. I took the moon phase data from the API and used information about the age of the moon phase (in days), percentage of the moon that is illuminated, and the moon phase name for a particular day. I withdrew moon phase data for the month of December 2017.


A metaphor

The moon only shines because it makes use of external light. The user brings light to an otherwise darkened site in order to read and search for the text.

API data

The diameter of the light is determined by age of the moon phase, brightness is determined by illuminated percentage of the moon of that day, and favicon determined by the moon phase of that day.

 December 13 appearance of website & favicon.

December 13 appearance of website & favicon.

 
 December 13 appearance of website & favicon.

December 13 appearance of website & favicon.

 
 December 15 appearance of website & favicon.

December 15 appearance of website & favicon.