WE’VE POINTED your attention to this project before, back when it was a pup sniffing for enough funding at Kickstarter to finish.
Well, the good news is that it was indeed completed.
The idea was simple. On 10 October 2010, individuals from all over the world shot images, recorded video, did whatever they felt inspired to do to capture the human condition across the planet that day.
The result was an avalanche of content that has been edited into a DVD which can be purchased to support the continuation of the project. The rest has been made available as a giant, interactive archive of life across the world on that day. You can even sign up to contribute to the project in future.
Some days it’s easy to forget that we share the block with our neighbours, nevermind that we share the planet with people many degrees more diverse, from places we haven’t imagined. One Day on Earth serves to remind us of the diversity of the human experience, and perhaps rekindle the desire to understand life a little further from home once again. For those contributing to the project, it’s also a reason to stop and pay attention to the place you find yourself in. You might just find something worth sharing with the other 6,999,999,999 of us.
I hope so. Because the next Day on Earth rolls around on 11/11/11, and it’s wide open for contributions.
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Richard lives and works in South Africa, exploring as often as possible the strange and unknown places that his continent is so rich in. What stories of far flung places and mischief he is able to trap and bring home are mounted on his blog. Where the Road Goes.