Diana Huang

Medley is a web experience where people can

collect, chronicle, share and participate in constructing stories and

documentaries about the world around them.

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie, in her 2009 TED talk: “I’ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or a persona without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person. The consequence of the single story is this: It robs people of dignity. It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult. It emphasizes how we are different rather than how we are similar.”

MEDLEY seeks to enable people to collectively create participatory
stories of events, experiences, and surroundings. Based on a user
chosen period of time on a user chosen topic, people contribute
content (either original media or sourced from a public resource)
about the designated topic during the designated time period. What
emerges is one story, constructed from many single stories and

For the first iteration of this project, the MEDLEY timeline is
constrained to the time period of 24 hours, one day. By providing a place for users to access and participate in the creation of collective chronicles, MEDLEY seeks to capture the
overlapping areas of our lives and experiences.