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1000 Journals

Why I am recommending 1000 Journals:

Because this is a fascinating experiment in the connection between human beings and explores the notion that art and creativity cannot be owned. Art, the creative process, must be shared.

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From the Website:

The 1000 Journals Project is an ongoing collaborative experiment attempting to follow 1000 journals throughout their travels. The goal is to provide a method for interaction and shared creativity among friends and strangers.

Those who find the journals add something to them. A story, drawing, photograph, anything really. Then they pass the journal along, to a friend or stranger, and the adventure continues.

Launched in 2000 by the San Francisco based artist "someguy", the journals have reached over 40 countries and every US state. They've come to rest in hostels, cafes and law offices; been the subject of treasure hunts, brought to remote mountaintops, abandoned at airports and stolen at gunpoint.

The project has been covered in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes & Gardens and many others. It is the subject of a book published by Chronicle Books, a feature length documentary by Andrea Kreuzhage, and has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2009, and the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles in 2010.

Unfortunately, you've got a better chance of winning the lottery, then of getting a hold of a journal. That's the problem when there are only 1000 of them. Now, you're best bet is to check out 1001 Journals where you can sign up for a journal, or launch your own traveling, location, or personal journals.

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