The 100 Days Project gathers story writers, poets, painters, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and programmers together for one hundred days of creative effort: a piece a day for 100 days. Each artist’s work will be unique yet build on the work of others in the collective. Here we make, remake, shape and reshape.
This year, the 100 Days Project will run from Saturday, May 21 until Sunday, August 28, 2011.
A DESCRIPTION OF 100 DAYS 2011
The 2011 100 Days Projects is going to play things somewhat looser this summer than in the past. What do we mean by this: 2008 saw a collaboration between Carianne Garside, who led with drawings, and Steve Ersinghaus, who based his poems on her art; 2009 saw Steve Ersinghaus lead off with a story a day; 2010 saw John Timmons lead with a film a day, and many of the artists followed his films, drawing from it as a means of inspiration. This year, rather than this sort of follow-the-leader framework, we’d like to encourage all of our participants to range between the participants for theme, motif, or other inspirational method. For example, this summer Steve Ersinghaus will be writing as poem a day. Other 100 Days participants might want to draw an image from one of his poems or follow him for a few days. Ersinghaus might, on the other hand, write poems inspired by photographers or painters or even fiction writers or other poets.
In doing so, it might be fun for people to use weblog tags, “like” buttons, links, and social media technologies, such as Twitter, to acknowledge, integrate, blend and synthesize numerous peoples’ works. Maybe you’ll come to enjoy a particular artist or set of other creators and continue to develop their themes in your own work.
In this way, we might be able to trace a map of links between our various weblogs, resulting in a graphical sum total of 100 Days activity.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Read through the posts and other participants’ blogs to get a sense for what you might do and how you might frame your project.
Once you have your blog created, send the URL (the web address for your blog) to: contact (at) onehundreddays (dot) net and we will add your blog’s feed to our respective sites.
We receive questions regarding ownership of all the works produced as part of this project.
As far as the 100 Days Project is concerned, you hold and maintain all rights to your own work.
But since your work is out there for all the world to see we highly recommend that you post a Creative Commons License on your blog regarding your work. You can do this quickly here: http://creativecommons.org/choose/. Again, it’s easy and free.
If you use Twitter, we recommend you follow us. And, when you “tweet” about the 100 Days Project, please include the following in your “tweets”: #100days2010.
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