Fortnight is an unprecedented online documentary of the millennial generation spanning the years 2010-2012, during which time installments were published daily. Using the boundless qualities of the Internet, Fortnight featured innovators from disciplines as varied as art, science, technology, economics and policy to compose a digital portrait of the first generation—born roughly between 1978 and 1990—raised on and by the Internet.
In 2010, The New York Times published a story on the Millennials’ “failure to launch.” But where The Times saw Millennials as slouching toward adulthood, Fortnight saw a generation redefining success on their own terms. The Times suggested that Millennials are still children, but Fortnight believed they are the children of connectivity. Democratized access has produced a demographic naturally fluent in interactive expression, making Millennials naturally prone to pushing creative and intellectual boundaries.
Fortnight is a living exhibition of the achievements of 58 extraordinary Millennials that relies on a variety of multimedia platforms to offer readers a window into their lives and disciplines. Each entry in the Fortnight library boasts a uniquely singular glimpse into the life and work of the Fortnightist.