Jonathan Harris is an amazing interactive artist. I was first introduced to him via the brilliant site “We Feel Fine” which he helped create in 2006. His latest online venture is a project called Cowbird.
“Cowbird is a simple tool for telling stories and a public library of human experience.
Cowbird allows you to keep a beautiful audio-visual diary of your life. Our short-term goal is to pioneer a new form of participatory journalism, grounded in the simple human stories behind major news events and universal themes. Our long-term goal is to build a public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of the commons, available for this and future generations to look to for guidance.”
Jonathan asked some people to upload stories for the launch of the site. I was lucky enough to participate and created this with the photographic help of my good friend Jessica Fern.