The 100 Years Project
My name is Dana Roc. For the last few years I have been fortunate enough to have interviewed some very interesting and incredible people who I have regularly showcased in the Inspiring People section of DanaRoc.com. One of my favorite moments of each interview is the last question that I ask each and every Inspiring Person: 100 years from now what do you want to be remembered for?
Often the initial reaction to the question is as fascinating as the answer. To observe each person grapple with issues related to mortality, productivity, the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life as they endeavor to arrive at an answer that somehow reflects something of who they are and what they stand for, has piqued my curiosity to discover what anyone, anywhere might have to say, (and what the collective answers might reveal about us all) when asked that very question:
100 years from now what do you want to be remembered for?
Many of you are already familiar with The 100 Years Project. So far I’ve captured over 500 images and answers from people in New York City. Now, I’m interested in traveling around the world to capture more images and responses. Join me as I attempt to raise $36,000 to start the initial national phase which will include travel to 8 major cities – Detroit, MI, New Orleans, LA, Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Redding, CA, Portland, OR, Des Moines, IA – to ask the question, get an answer and capture the images of all kinds of people doing all kinds of things. Please consider making a contribution. No amount is too small. Also, consider sharing this project with your network of friends, Twitter followers.
How will you be remembered someday? What is it that you will have said or done or built or mastered that people will still be talking about decades and decades from now, long after you are gone and what if anything are you doing about that right now?
The 100 Years Project is ultimately an attempt to leave a record behind of who we are as human beings and to observe, examine and celebrate our collective reason for being!