A Public Library Of Human Experience

December 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

“But why don’t they stop this, momma?” said the girl.

“It’s a movement, honey. Can’t be stopped. It’s like rain. You can put up an umbrella but you can’t stop it. Just have to wait for it to pass. And then, you see what it washed away.”

“I see,” said the girl.

This mini-story and countless others are part of Jonathan Harris’ awesome new project Cowbird. You’ll remember his previous online/visualisation/humanity projects We Feel Fine etc.

Cowbird explains humanity’s sagas through heartfelt stories. It allows you to keep a multimedia diary of your life, and to collaborate in documenting the overarching “sagas” that shape our world today. Sagas are things like the Japanese earthquake, the war in Iraq, and the Occupy Wall Street movement — things that touch millions of lives and define the human story.

It’s so beautiful, real and participative. Taking all the best things about the web and putting it in one place. Great work.

And just think, what could documenting a campaign look like on this platform?

  • Map out the movement relationships
  • Capture visual victories
  • Share stories of struggle

Etc, etc, etc.

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