History is written by the winners, as the saying get — but what the fuck is it look like if it was written by everyone? Journalist and TED Fellow Mikhail Zygar is on a mission to show us with Project1 917, a “social network for dead people” that announces the real journals and symbols of more than 3,000 people who lived during the Russian Revolution. By showing the daily speculations of the likes of Lenin, Trotsky and many less celebrated people, the project sheds new light on history as it once was — and as it could have been. Learn more about this digital retelling of the past as well as Zygar’s latest activity about the transformative time of 1968.

Read more: ted.com.