How does one effectively set out to represent the ever-changing and almost hyperkinetic amount of activity that characterizes the modern world? It's certainly not a simple question, but ten by ten offers a visual representation of this ongoing process every hour. Every hour, 10x10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale (culled from a number of leading international news sources, such as the BBC World News), and present that as a picture postcard window, composed of 100 different frames.
As their site notes, "Scanning a grid of pictures can be more intuitive than reading headlines, for it lets the news come to life, and everything feels a bit less distant, a bit closer to heart, and maybe, if we're lucky, gives us pause to think." Compelling and original in its approach to the subject, it should be noted that 10x10 was designed and developed by Jonathan Harris, in conjunction with the FABRICA communication research center in Italy.