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Cowbird is a library of human experience.
We are a community of tens of thousands of storytellers, located all over the world. We offer free and simple storytelling tools for anyone to use, combining photos, audio, and text into heartfelt personal vignettes.
We’ve designed Cowbird to reflect the basic truths that all human lives are interconnected, that great stories can come from anywhere, and that we can learn a lot from each other, once we make the time to listen.
This is a place to slow down and go deeper — our mission is to build to world’s first public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as a part of the commons, available for this and future generations to look to for guidance.
Cowbird was conceived and created by Jonathan Harris, an artist and computer scientist known for his projects (like We Feel Fine, I Want You To Want Me, The Whale Hunt, and I Love Your Work) that orchestrate vast amounts of data to experiment with new forms of narrative. He spent two years developing Cowbird at a series of art residencies in Iceland, Oregon, Santa Fe, and Vermont, and in a small beach bungalow in northern California, while documenting his life with one photo a day.
Today, Cowbird is run by a small team, and is totally independent. We have no outside investors, no sponsors, and no advertising. We’re entirely supported by our community, who can choose to become Citizens for $5 a month. We’re grateful for their support.
P.O. Box 235
Shelburne, VT 05482