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The How Are You Doing Project

The How Are You Doing Project is an interactive audio experiment that invites anyone and everyone to call an anonymous hotline and respond to the most frequently posed question of them all.

2009 / Laura Mayer / The How Are You Doing Project, USA

The How Are You Doing Project is an interactive audio experiment that invites anyone and everyone to call an anonymous hotline and respond to the most frequently posed question of them all.

But most callers' responses transcend the usual "fine" or "good" of everyday exchanges, diving deeper into revealing stories, testimonials, and confessions. As creator Laura Mayer says, the project is an exercise in everyday empathy.

In this excerpt, "Three Tiers," Laura identifies a three-tiered trend in calls to the hotline. Two more excerpts from the How Are You Doing Project, "Navy Story" and "Latest Installment," are available in the Extras section below.


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Laura Mayer

Laura Mayer is a journalist living in New York City. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and is interested in interactive audio storytelling within an online environment.


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