At Oxford University there is a blackboard that has been preserved for 70 years, a relic of a 1931 visit by Albert Einstein. His theory of relativity was already wildly popular by this point, and so the moment his chalk touched the board, those present in the lecture hall had the wit to preserve his notations.This is rarely the case in our own lives. Often we glance back and wonder what one could have possibly gained from the seemingly random scribbling on our own blackboards. The eraser comes out, and the tangible history of what has taken place in that space is gone.Yet some of us believe that the impressions that are generated in these spaces are not as transitory or as delicate as those that have been hastily recorded. By capturing these notes in a photograph after a class or a lecture, we not only memorialize the work that was completed in that room, but we also acknowledge the impact we hope we have had on another individual’s life, an impact that we hope will last far beyond the swipe of an eraser.
This is Blackboard Project. We do not have to be Einstein to make a difference in the lives of others.
We invite you to take a moment and to capture the energy of ideas and promise that takes place in your space. We welcome all of you: student, teacher, marketing executive, lecturer, and coach, to submit photographs of your blackboard, whiteboard, or Smartboard. Please free to include the whole board in your photograph, or a section of it.
Email your photos or any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org