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“A PIECE OF ART IN ITSELF…POLISHED AND FLAWLESS.” – NEW YORK PRESS

 

 

Fortnight is an unprecedented online documentary of the millennial generation spanning the years 2010-2012, during which time installments were published daily.  Using the boundless qualities of the Internet, Fortnight featured innovators from disciplines as varied as art, science, technology, economics and policy to compose a digital portrait of the first generation—born roughly between 1978 and 1990—raised on and by the Internet.

In 2010, The New York Times published a story on the Millennials’ “failure to launch.”  But where The Times saw Millennials as slouching toward adulthood, Fortnight saw a generation redefining success on their own terms.  The Times suggested that Millennials are still children, but Fortnight believed they are the children of connectivity.  Democratized access has produced a demographic naturally fluent in interactive expression, making Millennials naturally prone to pushing creative and intellectual boundaries. 

 

Fortnight is a living exhibition of the achievements of 58 extraordinary Millennials that relies on a variety of multimedia platforms to offer readers a window into their lives and disciplines.  Each entry in the Fortnight library boasts a uniquely singular glimpse into the life and work of the Fortnightist.

Some contributors were paired with mentors in their discipline, promoting cross-generational dialogue that acknowledges history and tackles innovation. Past Luminaries include artist Patti Smith (National Book Award winner), editor Noah Shachtman (Wired, Danger Room), Eric Shiner (Director of The Andy Warhol Museum), Hon. Max Cleland (US Secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission), four time World Champion boxer Lucia Rijker (“The Most Dangerous Woman in the World”) and famed illusionist Johnny Thompson (A.K.A. The Great Tomsoni).

Fortnight is a project of the Fourteen Foundation Inc., a non-profit public initiatuive devoted to cross-generational mentorship by documenting and sustaining dialogue on traditional forms of practice.

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and forum participants on this web site belong solely to their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints or official policies of Fortnight or the Fourteen Foundation, Inc.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR



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JANUARY 3, 2011
 
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Fortnight is a documentary on the millennial generation. Millennials are the first generation raised on the Internet and the last to remember life unplugged. Discover the lives and ideas of 58 individuals coming of age as the world turns digital.