Back in 2008, I was blogging daily about Generation X, and I came up with the idea of taking a whistle-stop tour of Gen-X landmarks across the world. All along the way I would meet up with Jennifers at coffee shops and interview them for the blog.
Eleven years later, I’m still thinking about this project, and now, I need your help. I may not be able to travel around the world and visit all the Gen-X hot spots, but I can make a very cool map of these historic locations. So, what places come to mind? They can be real or fictional. Leave a comment or join the conversation on Facebook. Help me come up with the 50 Most Important Gen-X Landmarks. These are the places, real or fictional, that helped shape our generation.
Here are a few obvious drop pins on the map to get your brain percolating:
- The Berlin Wall
- Love Canal
- The Moon
Remember, the drop pins can be for real or fictional places. They can come from pop culture or politics. Think hard and get creative! Should the Chicago Arts Institute from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off make the list? What about the Falkland Islands? Perhaps Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, which was made famous by the Dream Academy’s Life In A Northern Town.
Anti Gen-X Thing
By the way, I’ve started doing the most anti-Gen-X thing ever and that’s make a bucket list. Some of the things on my list are downright elderly sounding including “see bright rainbows.” Never saw this coming, folks.
Finally, once I have the list of Gen-X landmarks compiled I’ll put together a map. I’m not sure if it will be a printable or if I’ll get my GIS friends to help me out with something really cool! Stay tuned and please join the conversation on Facebook or leave a comment.