Today is A Day, Ten Years in the Making

May 3, 2012.  It might not mean much to you – just an ordinary day.  But to my friends-of-a-friend, Matt Lemche and Chris Redman (who are old pals with my beloved Jenn Scott), today is a very big day.

Matt and Chris are working on something called The Decades Project.  In 2002, they made a film where they interviewed themselves 10 years in the future.  Of course, it would take 10 years to finish the project, so their “2012 selves” could answer the questions that their “2002 selves” asked.  They threw a dart at a map, randomly picking the place they’d meet on May 3, 2012.  And to show how serious they were about it, they each got it inked on their bodies with a tattoo.

I knew these guys (a little bit) in 2002.  Watching this reminds me of how much we’ve all changed.  You could call the project self-indulgent or navel-gazing, but I knowing these two, it will be humble, introspective, and riveting.

Watch the video above, and follow their progress and make a contribution on their IndieGoGo webpage.

6 thoughts on “Today is A Day, Ten Years in the Making”

  1. you didn’t even watch the video. these are great guys, asking universal questions. this isn’t specific to “our generation” – these are the same questions and topics you find in great works of art and literature. don’t be so smug.

  2. Smug is my middle name. If they’re asking universal questions then chances are they’ve been answered already somewhere. But the “all about me” generation generally doesn’t go looking for information and instead participates in vanity projects such as this.

  3. oh, okay, so everything’s been done before. might as well not try and do anything then.

    seriously, did you watch the video? and the project isn’t even finished, so how do you know it’s a vanity project if you haven’t even seen it?

  4. It’s not about not trying to “discover” things about yourself – if that’s what floats your boat then go ahead. It’s the promotion of it as an event or something so important that I disagree with. Yes, I’ve seen the video – and we’ll have to agree to disagree. Clearly you have your opinions/thoughts on it and I have mine.

  5. It’s important to them. I think they set out to make it a personal project, and then found that people were interested in what they were doing. Over $12,000 in donations also proves that people want to know more. So now it’s a public project.

    I am intrigued, and waiting to see the final video when it’s ready. In the meantime, I’d like to support and encourage two nice people doing something cool.

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