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The front cover of the 24 Hours in Cyberspace book
The front cover of the 24 Hours in Cyberspace book

24 Hours in Cyberspace was an online photography project that took place on February 8, 1996, headed by photographer Rick Smolan. It was billed as the "largest collaborative Internet event ever", involving thousands of photographers from all over the world, including 100 of the world's top photojournalists. [1] The goal was not to show pictures of websites and computer monitors, but rather images of people whose lives were affected by the use of the growing Internet. Photographs were sent digitally to editors working real-time to choose the best pictures to put on the project's website, then located at cyber24.com. The website received more than 4 million hits in the 24 hours that the project was active. [2] Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A former Time, Life and National Geographic photographer, Rick Smolan has spent two decades finding ways to place himself and his projects directly in the path of the converging worlds of photography, design, publishing, and technology. ... Sports photojournalists at Indianapolis Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (i. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A Lego RCX Computer is an example of an embedded computer used to control mechanical devices. ... The word monitor is a Latin term for warner or suggester. ... An Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ...

The project culminated in the publication of a hardcover book in October 1996. The book contained two hundred photographs chosen from over 200,000 that were taken. [3] Look up book in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab accused Smolan of taking the idea from their own "Day in the Life of Cyberspace" for which they had hired him to do a similar single-day photo essay in October 1995. He pulled out of MIT's project in August of that year and immediately began plans for 24 Hours in Cyberspace. The Media Lab's project took its name from Smolan's own famous series of "Day in the Life.." books. [4] The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a private research university located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Its mission and culture are guided by an emphasis on teaching and research grounded in practical applications of science and technology. ... The Wiesner Buildings Atrium The MIT Media Lab in the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology engages in education and research in the digital technology used for expression and communication. ... Cyberspace, a metaphoric abstraction used in philosophy and computing, is a (virtual) reality which represents the Noosphere/Popperian cosmology#Worlds 1, 2 and 3 both inside computers and on computer networks. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up book in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Smolan and the making of 24 Hours were featured on ABC's Nightline and appeared as a cover story on US News & World Report. A photographic exhibition was unveiled at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in January 1997, by Vice President Al Gore. [5] This article is about the American network, for the Australian network, see Australian Broadcasting Corporation The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Nightline is a late-night hard news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ... The National Museum of American History is a museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution and located in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ...

The project reportedly cost as much as $5 million, and was funded with assistance from 50 companies, mostly in the form of loans of computer hardware and technology experts. Adobe, Sun Microsystems and Kodak were listed as major supporters. [2] The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Computer hardware is the physical part of a computer, including the digital circuitry, as distinguished from the computer software that executes within the hardware. ... In the second half of the 20th century, humans acquired sufficient technology to leave the surface of the Earth and explore space. ... It has been suggested that Mudbrick be merged into this article or section. ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ...


  1. ^ "24 Hours in Cyberspace", February 6, 1996
  2. ^ a b "Inside the Ultimate Web Site", BYTE, May 1996
  3. ^ ISBN 0-7897-0925-2, "24 Hours in Cyberspace", October 1996
  4. ^ "MIT Miffed About '24 Hours in Cyberspace' Project", February 5, 1996
  5. ^ "Smithsonian Highlights", Smithsonian Magazine, March 1997

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24 Hours in Cyberspace (131 words)
The Internet is a lot more than a bunch of electronic mystery and hacker hulabaloo, and this book proves it beautifully.
Created by Rick Smolan the man behind the "DAY IN THE LIFE" photography series and the award-winning CD-ROMs "From Alice to Ocean" and "Passage to Vietnam," 24 Hours in Cyberspace is the first photographic book that shows how the Internet is affecting people's lives.
24 Hours in Cyberspace will show your mom, friends and other 'unwired' people exactly why you're glued to your computer all the time.
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In cyberspace and elsewhere, 24 hours is a day.
Within 24 hours she received five responses from researchers in Europe, North America, and northern and southern Africa who were either authorities on east African rivers or were able to provide information on how to contact experts in the region.
Cyberspace is also yielding new techniques for addressing environmental concerns -- for example, natural disasters like the recent flooding on North America's east coast and volcanic eruptions like Mount Pinatubo that disrupt ecosystems and unleash environmental devastation.
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