The Advice of Strangers.

November 6, 2010 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

If crafting a nonlinear career seems awfully stressful, why not take a cue from Marc Horowitz and leave the decision-making up to strangers?

In a new program presented by New York-based Creative Time, Horowitz is putting “his daily decisions in the hands of strangers,” who vote on a set of multiple choice options that Horowitz posts online for each decision. According to TheAdviceOfStrangers.com and the website of presenting art entity Creative Time, “Horowitz will post the dilemmas he’s facing—from the seemingly mundane to the profound” each day throughout November. “He needs your help to guide him in his career, his tumultuous relationship with his family, his personal grooming choices, his first semester as a graduate student in art school, and in the many spontaneous daily dilemmas he encounters.” The project’s website displays Horowitz’s decision polls, tracks the voting results in real time, and then follows the resultant actions “through Marc’s signature and hilarious video coverage.”

Beyond thoroughly enjoying Horowitz’s on-screen affability, I’m very curious to see how (if at all) this project will significantly change his life or lead to any interesting follow-up projects.

November 6’s daily design idea is how open could you be to sharing your decision-making power with strangers? Does this sound terrifying or freeing?

project logo from TheAdviceOfStrangers.com; photo from marchorowitz on Flickr

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