Hourly Comic For our first Collective Narrative assignment, we were asked to document one full day, hour by hour, in any format desired.
I decided to record and collect my day on Saturday January 28, 2017. I did my best to go about my day the way I would any other day and not try to curate it as a result of documenting it, even though I was definitely self conscious about whether or not I was doing enough things of interest.
The daily format that I usually like to abide by is the following:
- Take a look at the news, even if the events are difficult to read about it
- Get outside. Going from building to subway to building doesn't count. Spend some good quality time outside.
- Do something active.
- Practice to get better at something.
- Evaluate: if there is something from your day that you don't like, try to take an action to make some part of it better. **this is a new one for me.
For this assignment, I took a photograph every waking hour, on the hour. I also tried to record some audio in each environment so that it can help immerse the individual viewing this hourly comic experience.
By the time I got home from the shoot I remembered all the awful things that were happening and I wanted to do something that might help the situation. I just wanted to do something. I remembered that there were these post cards that you could print to send to your senator. Here's the link so that resource if you're interested I'm hoping even the small things that everyone does will ultimately compound into some positive change. #5 completed
Music Cred: Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young.