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Friday, January 20, 2006

The 1000 Journals Project

 
In August of 2000, journals were released into the wild as part of an experiment, The 1000 Journals Project.

The 1000 Journals Project is an ongoing, collaborative experiment attempting to follow 1000 journals throughout their travels. The goal is to provide a method for interaction and shared creativity. If you ask a kindergarten class how many of them are artists, they'll all raise their hands. Ask the same question of 6th graders, and maybe one third will respond. Ask high school grads, and few will admit to it.
At their website, you can see where the journals are, how many of them have been near you, and you can find out how to get one sent to you to include your own work.

When the journals return, the project designer plans to create a traveling exhibit with them, and then perhaps a compilation book.

I just love ideas like this!

Comments:
What an undertaking. This will be interesting to follow :)
 
It sounds just great!
 
I had never heard of that. Thanks for sharing!

(sorry this is Skittles from www.bloglegion.com/skittles/ )
 
It is a wonderful project and I do hope your readers will take time to check it out. Thanks for the plug.
 
How cool! Thanks for the info. I'll have to check it out.
 
I'm off to check it out-
:)
 
what a neat idea. i wonder why it is kids lose interest in art?
 
How sad about the artists...sounds like a really cool idea.
 
What a great idea. I love it too.

I always encouraged my kids to read & write. Now that they're 15 and 11, they still do it, but they're less vocal about it. It's all because of peer pressure.
 
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