3six5

11 Jan

Starting exactly 11 days ago, a brand new project was launched. 3six5 was born here in Chicago, but like all web-based concepts, it encapsulates the developed — and even undeveloped — world.

“Everyday for 365 days, a different person will write an entry about their experience that day.”

Chicagoans Len Kendall and Daniel Honigman proposed a blog on “lifestreaming” website Posterous as a way to capture a “snapshot of the entire year, told from the perspective of 365 individual voices.

..I suppose you could call it a crowd-sourced journal of 2010.”

The authors aren’t professionals. Just interested writers who wanted to take part.

Today, I received the email saying I’ve been given September 15th. My friend Sean Conner writes on May 19th. I’m sure both of us will keep you up to date on the project, especially as our respective dates creep closer on the calendar.

But just 11 days in, I’m hooked on the idea. The posts are a symbolic 365 words — long enough to capture a true glimpse of a day, but short enough to allow for daily reading that isn’t drudgery — and so far, each post has been well-written and unique.

I feel honored and excited to get to participate.

From The 3six5 Prologue, uploaded on New Year’s Eve, the last day of 2009:

“Our hope is that this small blip on the internet puts a big human face on our daily binary-based interactions. If the world is pushing us all to transfer our existence into a digital landscape, then let’s do our best to bring all aspects of humanity with us. We look forward to hearing OUR story 1/365th at a time.”

One Response to “3six5”

  1. Daniel Honigman January 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    Thanks for the kind words, and for the (digital) ink. We look forward to working with you on the3six5!

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