From early-morning Zamboni drivers and bakers to students taking part in athletics and the arts throughout the evening, the 24 Hours in Photos project captured many faces and facets of SUNY Oswego over the course of one day.
The project, which appears at http://oswego.edu/about/24, sought activities from 12:01 a.m. to midnight Friday, Dec. 2.
Tim Nekritz, associate director of public affairs and director of Web communication, conceived and coordinated the project, but received a lot of help from students and social media. Campus community members were invited to submit images via blogging software Posterous, Twitter or email.
Many photos came from a corps of student interns and volunteers including Jessica Bagdovitz, Alyson Frieda, Lindi Himes, Chris McPherson, Claire Scheidemann and Samantha Yeh, but dozens of additional submissions poured in from students, faculty and staff from across campus.
The resulting interactive timeline, constructed in a program called Dipity, incorporates more than 200 images. Activities captured early in the morning — such as University Police rounds, students populating Penfield Library’s 24-Hour Room around 3 a.m., a Zamboni making a 3:12 a.m. pass over the ice, student ambulance corps SAVAC on duty and the campus bakery producing a full range of goods — show how many things happen behind the scenes while most of the world sleeps, Nekritz said.
The results of 24 Hours in Photos has led to other colleges contacting Oswego to ask about replicating such a project, Nekritz added.
The hundreds of photos submitted will be incorporated into other multimedia formats, such as slideshows and perhaps video.