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See a year in TODAY

TODAY from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo.

In February I blogged about TED speaker and tech whiz Jonathan Harris, whose stunning web-based storytelling projects bridge the gap between cold computer screens and real human emotion. In 2009, Harris began work on “Today,” a year-long project in which he took one photo each day and posted it online before going to sleep. Harris’ started “Today” on his 30th birthday and, true to his word, he successfully took and posted a photo every day for 365 days. This self-described “simple ritual” began as an attempt to reclaim and refocus his memory, to essentially train himself in how not to forget. At the outset, he didn’t know what would happen during the year as a result of the project, and what he discovered is both surprising and beautiful, as is the new short film by Scott Thrift which chronicles each photograph Harris took as he shares his thoughts on the project. It may just be the best eight and half minutes of your day.