Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I’ve been knocking around ideas for a mass blog experiment. I have a lot of ideas for future ones, but for this first one I wanted to see just how connected we are and if I could give you all a visual and emotion at the same moment in the day.
The experiment is tomorrow, Thursday the 25th. Mark your calendar; leave a post-it note, whatever you need to do (times below depending on your time zone).
At the time listed below, I want you to take a couple minutes, study my picture on the blog and think of my name “Autumnforest.” Now, close your eyes, take a deep breath and float until you feel like there’s something identifiable in your mind. Keep my name in mind in your head to help focus on me. I will be staring at and concentrating on something—it could be a scene, a photo, an object—you don’t know. I will be trying to study the details and say the words in my head describing it as well as the associated emotion so that if you are empathic you will feel the emotion, if you are auditory you will hear the words and if you are more visual you will see it.
You may not see it in your head. You may just recall a similar feeling looking at something similar before. You may only get a feeling like “happiness” or “it looks like something busy and confusing” or “I see a lot of yellow” or you're minded of your great Aunt Tillie. Whatever you get, comment on my Thursday post which will be a post about receiving your impressions. Even if you feel you drew a blank, let me know.
I will be sending the information for exactly 3 minutes, so from that time period (below) for 3 minutes, you’ll have as much access as possible to what I’m seeing, feeling and thinking.
Thursday the 25th at:
11:00 am Mountain Standard time and Pacific Standard Time
1:00 pm Central time
2:00 Eastern Standard Time
6:00 pm in London
8:00 pm in Greece
at 11:04 AM