Digital MOCA

 

Digital MOCA will be the national online destination for visitors to explore, connect with, and learn about the history and experience of Chinese in America. In addition to a redesign of www.mocanyc.org, Digital MOCA, launching in Winter 2012, will contain three major features:

 

1) History Timeline of Chinese in America

     An extension of MOCA’s permanent exhibit, With A Single 

     Step, this interactive, dynamic timeline will present

     thousands of historical records that will tell the stories of

     400+ years of Chinese American history and the impact

     Chinese have made on American culture, society, and

     economy in the fields of politics, law, science, art, military,

     education and numerous others. In addition, it will allow

     visitors to add to the timeline with their stories and

     images, creating a fluid, collectively written history of

     Chinese in America. MOCA’s online timeline will promote

     an understanding and sharing of this rich history for a

     global audience.

2) Online Archives

     Digital MOCA will make our archives and collections

     available to national and international audiences. MOCA

     houses more than 60,000 family letters and documents,

     business and organizational records, oral histories, clothing

     and textiles, photographs and precious artifacts. These

     materials are being digitized and will be made accessible

     online for researchers from all over the world.

3) Channel C(Working Title)

     We are in the development stage of an exciting new tool

     that will consolidate and graphically re-present fresh data,

     content and user trends on the internet, taking the minute-

     by-minute temperature of what Chinese in America are

     doing, interested in, and saying. Stay tuned for more

     information about Channel C in months to come!

Preliminary Draft of Digital MOCA