Greg Garvey (CAVS Fellow) creates interactive online elegy to the victims of Sept. 11

Greg Garvey, Remembrance 9-11, 2020.
ACT at MIT

As the anniversaries add up, it’s important to remember the people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. To help, Greg Garvey (CAVS Fellow), a professor of game design and development at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, has created an online, interactive elegy to the victims, reports the Hartford Courant.

Garvey’s memorial features a piano piece that Garvey wrote the week of the tragedy, and a scrolling list of victims’ names.

The memorial is a work in progress. About half of the names of those who died on that fateful day are listed now. Eventually, Garvey plans to list the names of all 2,977 people who died at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the six people who died in the earlier attack on the World Trade Center, on Feb. 26, 1993.

Garvey’s page links to the database of all the victims of those tragedies that is on the website of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York. That database has pictures, birth dates, birthplaces, that person’s location on the museum’s memorials, what plane they were on or building they were in when they died and what companions died with them.

Garvey was a research affiliate (1982-1984) at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. Prior to his fellowship, he was a graduate student at CAVS from 1980-1982 and received the Master of Science in Visual Studies degree. His area of practice included software, computer controlled environments, and video.