What’s your morning commute look like?
It’s 7:30AM. Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze. Eventually, you roll out of bed. You put some clothes on (I hope) and you walk out the door. Where you going? Do you jump in a car, blast some Bieber and hit the road? Or maybe you put on some gloves, jump on a fixie and begin cruising.
The other day, one of my coworkers, Andy Yates, sent out this interesting e-mail that has made me rethink the way I picture our morning commute…
Could you please take a photograph whilst traveling to work one day this week? And then email it to me, with [Morning Commute] in the subject line. That’s it…
A simple idea. And, tons of e-mails later, a large collection of photos illuminating our individual daily routine, the human element behind the beginning to every business day. To me, this was a brilliant way to visualize what it means to work in a globalized world, how we all may be busy running around the same planet but are seeing it from a different perspective. A small seed idea was planted, and a tree grew – the blog now has hundreds of photos on it. I love how some people sent in snapshots of their literal transport, like a bike ride (or airplane ride, for some), while others sent things they stopped to admire, like a set of flowers.
You can see some examples below, but take a peak at all the photos on the experiment’s blog, Morning Commute. Try this project with some of your friends or coworkers – you don’t have to work at a global consultancy to kick off an interesting concept piece like this. All it takes is a little initiative, a fun idea and a blog. What’s your morning breakfast look like? Who are the randoms you see on your everyday walk?
Start exploring the world around you – and see the world through a different set of eyes.