Tuesday, September 10, 2013

One second everyday experiment

I read about the One Second Every Day app recently, and thought I'd give it a shot. The idea is that you make a video clip every day and then choose just one second for each day. You then cobble together these moments using this app.

It was a fun little experiment, though I wish I could slow down the playback. I don't mind choosing one lone second, but it's hard to process such different seconds in any sort of coherent way.

I definitely didn't do this every day - I have 12 seconds that represent August 7 to September 9. The seconds are:
  • My bike and my stuff at Happy Hour in the park
  • Orange Kitty
  • A beer at a conference I attended
  • Star Trek in the Park
  • BBQ with a friend at Podnah's, which I'd long wanted to try
  • Oregon Public House: the first non-profit pub
  • Grill at my place, with the chatter of friends in the background
  • Laundry day
  • Cocktail and book for book group
  • Book group setup
  • Driving in Saskatchewan
  • The swifts doing their chimney act here in Portland - the crowd is cheering/booing a hawk that showed up for a snack. It seemed like the swifts fought him off. The swifts are a migratory flock and every year for a few weeks crowds show up in NW Portland to see something like 10,000 of them settle into a chimney for bed each night. 
 The app was easy to use and the experiment was fun, so if I am inspired I'll do more of this.