(pictured above, Otto vs. the World. Photo by Silvia, Rimini, Italy for MI3 December 18, 2010 at 21:30UTC)
Howdy kids (real ones and those smartly retaining the spirit!) . . . it’s that time again where you get to set your alarms and write in your calendar. The next MI event is near!
If you are a seasoned MI’er, you know the drill, check for the date and your time below. If you’re a first time MI participant, welcome! All you need to do is find your time below and then read on for the instructions on how to participate. Everyone is welcome, and we definitely encourage you to invite others!
Get your cameras ready! Spread the word!
Mondo Instante 18: Sunday June 24, 2012
Photo submission deadline: June 28 send to: mental beans at tuliptreestudios dot com
Tel Aviv Israel | Helsinki Finland
6:30 PM IDT *
Rome Italy | Belgrade Serbia | Vienna Austria | Barcelona Spain | Stockholm Sweden
5:30 PM CEST *
England | Scotland | Northern Ireland
4:30 PM BST *
Buenos Aires Argentina
12:30 PM ART
EST U.S.A. | CANADA (NYC Cleveland Toronto Detroit)
11:30 AM EDT *
CST USA | CANADA (Lafayette, St. Louis, Minneapolis, San Antonio)
10:30 AM CDT *
MST USA | CANADA (Denver, Calgary)
9:30 AM MDT*
PST USA (Seattle, Las Vegas, LA)
8:30 AM PDT *
Monday, June 25, 2012
Auckland New Zealand
3:30 AM NZST
Melbourne Australia – Victoria
1:30 AM EST
To join an MI Event
MI is a synchronized, time-specific global photography event that only lasts only one minute. Watch for the posts here and on Facebook for the announcement of the date and time of the event. When an event is announced, the time is given in UTC time and is then converted for local times for it’s participants all around the world.
At the specified MI event time, participants take a photo of where they are/what they are doing or seeing at that exact moment. Your photo can be pre-planned, or off the cuff. The idea is to create for just a brief moment in time, little windows into the lives of other participants around the world. The photo taking and subsequent viewing is great fun. Even more captivating is that feeling of unity, however brief, that is caused by the simultaneous anticipation that comes with taking part in a coordinated global event.
After the event is over, photos are then emailed to the Mental Beans! blog (deadline for submissions will be posted with the announcement) at: mentalbeans (at) tuliptreestudios (dot) com. Photos will later appear on the Mental Beans! blog and on our Flickr gallery in a group exhibition soon after. All are welcome, and it is the goal of MI to increase participation with every passing event, so please spread the word and to invite your loved ones!
For more details on past events and the history of the project, check the Mondo Instante page.