Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Johnny Cash Project

Ain’t No Grave is Johnny’s final studio recording. The album and its title track deal heavily with themes of mortality, resurrection, and everlasting life. The Johnny Cash Project pays tribute to these themes.

The Johnny Cash Project shows a music video of this song illustrated by thousands of people from all over the world who have contributed their drawings for this video. All drawings are strung together to form a continuous video stream and the effect is quite amazing.

Nick Senger, in an article entitled Commemorating the Dead with Johnny Cash published in the Catholic School Chronicle, gives the background to the project and to the song and suggests several ways teachers can use the project in their classrooms "as an entry point into talking about the difficult subject of death."

1 comment:

Nick Senger said...

Thanks for the link, Gilles! The JC project truly is an amazing example of "crowd sourcing."