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The Synchronicity Project

by Ami Kealoha in Culture on 28 December 2007

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by Jens Jensen

Since 2005 Japanese art director Jun Tsuzuki has been running a project he calls Synchronicity. Remarkably simple, yet fascinating and intriguing, Jun asks people all over the world to take a picture of what they are doing at a pre-determined moment in time. These pictures, along with a brief explanation of the time and place they are taken, are then displayed on the Synchronicity website as a portrait of the world at that exact moment.

These moments are special moments in history (the exact second of the first impact on the World Trade Center, 9/11) or mathematically pleasing moments (11:11:11:11:11 for the 11th of November at 11 AM 11 minutes and 11 seconds).

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To guarantee the pictures are taken at the exact same time, the participants are asked to synchronize their local time with the given GMT time.

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The next moment marks Synchronicity's third annual celebration of the New Year, occurring at 1 January 2008, 0:00:00 GMT. (That's 31 December 2007, 7:00:00PM New York; 31 December 2007, 4:00:00PM Los Angeles; 1 January 2007, 3:00:00AM Moscow; 1 January 2008, 8:00:00AM Tokyo). Calculate your local time here.

Pictures from the last moment from Devon, England and Tokyo.

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