Cowbird: Interrogating an Interface

When we were given the list of options for this project, I was first drawn to Cowbird because of its unusual name. When I went to the site to check it out, I absolutely fell in love with it. The authors describe it as “a library of human experience” for people to add their photos and comments about life as they’re living it. As a creative writing major, this is everything I live for. There are different levels of organizations such as themes and “seeds” and questions they ask users to answer from personal experience. To see all the different varieties in experience under a theme such as “love” or “sadness” is truly beautiful. The photos are as brilliant and diverse as the words these people write and I cannot wait to explore the rest of this tool.