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America's Concentration Camps

Subtitle: Exploring Internment Through Emerging Technology.


In 1942, over 120,000 Japanese Americans were taken from their homes and forced into ten concentration camps across the United States, often in desolate or deserted places. The scale of these camps was often huge, housing anywhere from 8,000 to 18,000 people, essentially functioning as self-sustaining, miniature cities. With America’s Concentration Camps, I offer a view of Manzanar, a camp located in Inyo County just a few hours north of Los Angeles. Manzanar held roughly 10,000 people over the course of three-and-a-half years of operation, and is one of the best known concentration camps. My project offers a fully interactive macro view of the camp using digital fabrication and augmented reality technology.

America's Concentration Camps

Kraig Fuji
Spring 2019
Installation, Augmented Reality

Subtitle: Exploring Internment Through Emerging Technology.


In 1942, over 120,000 Japanese Americans were taken from their homes and forced into ten concentration camps across the United States, often in desolate or deserted places. The scale of these camps was often huge, housing anywhere from 8,000 to 18,000 people, essentially functioning as self-sustaining, miniature cities. With America’s Concentration Camps, I offer a view of Manzanar, a camp located in Inyo County just a few hours north of Los Angeles. Manzanar held roughly 10,000 people over the course of three-and-a-half years of operation, and is one of the best known concentration camps. My project offers a fully interactive macro view of the camp using digital fabrication and augmented reality technology.