The idea of “day in the life” came up during a group discussion after trying to decide how to collaborate on the same idea, in different cities, using various platforms. This was a topic that everyone seemed to like and find intriguing: it was a simple task that had limitless possibilities. The projects allowed us all to think about our day-to-day routines (a relatively mundane part of our world) from a completely different perspective. Traditional methods of capturing the day-to-day like voiceovers, montage, and background music were used but they were infused with new storytelling tools like the platform storify, social media, and mobile devices. Our individual stories are collectively chronicled through a website, which allows for a more comparative and engaging viewing. We charged ourselves with utilizing the Lefevbrian lens of viewing the city and everyday experience.
Note: this only includes my contribution to the project, but overall concept was created by Tiffany Keough, Amy Shand, Dannielle Thomas and Joe Steele for a class called Documentary Practice and Emerging Media in the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement in NYC. 2014
Notes from April 1, 2024 [Letters from the Earth]; a sci-fi sensory ethnography in three acts. 2014. TRT 11:19
For the rest of the project, go here