Join me this Tuesday evening for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Kyle Ruddick, the founder of the One Day on Earth project. One Day on Earth is a collaborative documentary and new media project about the diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occurs in one 24-hour period on Earth. The flagship of this project is a 120-minute documentary to be released theatrically. Kyle Ruddick and Daniel Lichtblau will discuss the project and share their educational materials and "toolkits" for student learning and participation.
Date: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page: http://www.learncentral.org/event/92312
One Day on Earth started in September of 2008 with the goal of creating a unique worldwide media event where thousands of participants would simultaneously film over a 24-hour period. The idea for the project was conceived while watching musicians from very different regions of the world collaborate on stage at the opening night of the 2008 World festival of Sacred Music. Their initial attempts to create music together were awkward, and it was clear that they had never collaborated prior to this moment. Eventually though, over the period of a couple minutes, what was disharmony became harmony, and a beautiful fusion of music came together for the first time. The moment inspired a similar vision for another universal form of communication—cinema.
Over the last two years, One Day on Earth has grown steadily as a grassroots effort of international filmmakers dedicated to documenting the 24-hour period of October 10th, 2010 (10.10.10). In April 2010, prompted by interest from the United Nations and the international educational community, One Day on Earth moved to a social networking platform that could serve as the eventual sharing site for the entire 10.10.10 event.