Tenbyten.org – Words and Photos that Define the Time

Tenbyten.org10×10 (ten by ten) is part art project, part social commentary, and part historical news archive. The website methodically collects the most important photos and words of the day from major news sources (Reuters World News, BBC World Edition, and The New York Times international news) and every hour compiles a grid of these pictures with their associative words.

These words are not necessarily obvious descriptors; they range from locations (“Pakistan”) to sentiments (“pride”) to numbers (“thousands”). These grids will form part of a larger map of the stories of the day, which will embed within a grid of the week, and so on.

Tenbyten.org In Their Own Words

“10×10™ (‘ten by ten’) is an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. The result is an often moving, sometimes shocking, occasionally frivolous, but always fitting snapshot of our world.”

Why Tenbyten.org It Might Be A Killer

10×10 is beautiful and contemplative. It is the type of site where you can sit for hours and click through information. What 10×10 does best is that it takes these stories out of their immediate contexts; you don’t just see the daily death toll in Iraq, you can see the aggregate number over days and days and months and months.

Some Questions About Tenbyten.org

Does the “link up” function work? When I try to access the “whole month of April” grid, I am told that it is not available. Tenbyten.org