NY Times: A Moment in Time

From the NY Times: ” … it seems safe to say that many hundreds — if not thousands — of shutters will be released simultaneously on Sunday, May 2, as photographers around the world help Lens create “A Moment in Time”; one single moment in the life of the planet.” Read the full article about the project. The ‘moment’ occurred at 15:00 hours in Coordinated Universal Time or U.T.C., the modern day equivalent of Greenwich Mean Time.

I think this is a great global project to bring people together, a project possible due to connections made possible by the existence of the Internet, digital photography,  online writing and social media tools. Doing something like this is almost impossible without these powerful tools.

A copy of the picture I submitted is posted below. At the U.T.C. time, my daughter was busy packing for her school exchange trip to Vancouver B.C.. The trip begins bright and early tomorrow. I wanted to highlight this event for my submission because of the focus on people, culture and connections. Students participating in the exchange have been corresponding through opportunities provided by their teacher as well as via Facebook.  I am sure this will be a wonderful learning opportunity.

I look forward to seeing the results of the project.

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~ Mark

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