For ten days during September last year, a funny thing happened in New York’s bustling Times Square. Commuters, tourists and locals alike were stopped in their tracks and confronted by one of the Big Apple’s famous electronic billboards which posed a different question each day. The questions, which ranged from ‘Is there something you wish you had done differently this past year?’ to ‘Describe one thing you’d like to achieve by this time next year?’, were all aimed at getting those who saw them to take some time for some inner reflection. Now the 10Q project http://www.doyou10q.com is due to make the short hop across the pond and ask Brits some serious questions.
Launched in the US in 2008 by LA based, British screenwriter Nicola Behrman, New Yorker editor Ben Greenman and Amelia Klein, Program Director for Reboot, 10Q offers people of all ages an opportunity for reflection through an online series of ten questions which are sent to your email address once a day over a ten day period from 8th September. Participant answers are then emailed to a secure online vault and 12 months later, those same answers are returned to sender, offering a chance for reflection on the year that has past.
The ten questions in ten days have been chosen to reflect the Jewish origins of the project, with the particular dates coinciding with the traditional period known as the Ten Days of Repentance. These ten days between the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year), and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), are traditionally a time for reflection within the Jewish faith.
Since 2008 the web phenomenon has grown immensely in the US and over the ten days of the project in 2009, the 10Q site received more than 30,000 visitors. Now, with the project due to launch in the UK, it’s hoped that many more people will take the time to go online and take part in this ambitious project to get the digital generation to take part in some high tech reflection.
Inner Reflection for the Digital Age
Attracting a US audience of 30,000 people, www.doyou10q.com is set to pose Brits a series of thought provoking questions
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