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Men Speak Up

What's really being said...about women.

Editor’s Note: There were a few instances of negative experiences and attitudes or abuses from men with regards to women, including ageist and sexist attitudes, that were illustrated in a recent article that I wrote on the becoming of a crone. Even though the examples or research show that what is in the article to be true, not all men behave badly. In fact, a lot of it is rooted… Read More »

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Human Centered Design [FREE Courses]

Be the Change!

Pure and simple, if you want to think differently then Human Centered Design is for you. Human-centered design (HCD) is a creative approach to problem-solving pioneered by the design firm IDEO – it’s FREE! Human-centered design (HCD) COURSE DETAILS PRICE: FREE START DATE: SEP 12, 2017 TIME: 4 HOURS/WEEK DURATION: 9 WEEKS PARTNER: IDEO.ORG Take the Course Free Courses Learn from IDEO.org to use human-centered design for social innovation. Human… Read More »

Gilles Cenazandotti - Future Bestiary

Gilles Cenazandotti – Future Bestiary

Sculpture from collected plastic waste.

Gilles Cenazandotti, like Mbongeni Buthelezi, Painting with Plastic is also creating awareness and giving plastic a new life. His series of sculptures and collages are created with waste he collects from the edges of the sea. His Future Bestiary project features large sculptures made from plastic of endangered animals. The artist says this about the project – “Impressed by everything that the Sea, in turn, rejects and transforms, on the… Read More »

Mbongeni Buthelezi

Mbongeni Buthelezi, Painting with Plastic

Creating awareness and sometimes giving plastic a second life.

Painting is considered a ‘plastic’ art – Plastic arts are art forms which involve physical manipulation of a plastic medium by moulding or modelling such as sculpture or ceramics. The term has also been applied more broadly to all the visual arts (such as painting, sculpture, film and photography). A new definition has arisen with many artists using plastic in their art. Mbongeni Buthelezi, a South African artist, makes his… Read More »

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Not Your Everyday Doll

Marina Bychkova creates dolls that ask questions.

Marina Bychkova made her first doll as a child. As an adult she has created a large body of work. Her designs involve a myriad of techniques ranging from sculpture to painting. Anatomically correct her dolls to some are controversial. Her intricate dolls ask us questions and can push some out of their comfort zones. “Who has more legal rights in the eyes of the state, an adult woman or… Read More »

Polluted Water Popsicles

Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of Arts collaborated on the Polluted Water Popsicles project. First, water was taken from 100 different water sources in Taiwan. Then the water was turned into frozen and very toxic popsicles. The design students recreated them using transparent polyester resin, their aim to create awareness. About 90% of the trash found in the water was plastic. You can… Read More »

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Alike, a short film

Where do you want to be? How do you want to live your life?

Alike or Alive? Alike or Alive? Where do you want to be? How do you want to live your life? What did you think? Share your thoughts in the comments. You can find more information about “Alike” at www.alikeshort.com If you liked this post, please share it with your friends. Want to see more animations? Check out the animations page here. CREDITS:

The Enemy Dissecting the Notion of Conflict

The Enemy, Dissecting the Notion of Conflict

Shifting perspectives and creating empathy - an augmented reality app coming to you this summer.

The Enemy, Empathy, Society War images are some of the most potent and powerful images we see and now they arrive on our phones and computers in an instant, sometimes even as an event is happening. Still, in conflict, as with the US in recent years, some governments censor images. Many find their way to the public, although many arrive too late to stop atrocities as they are happening or… Read More »

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Art Matters, The Color of Reality

Artists collaborate to make a piece couldn't have come to life without one another.

Using dance, performance and painting to create a unified work that we get to see in the form of a video, Color of Reality is a lament. It is a social commentary that laments the death of not only people who were murdered with guns but the injustices found in a broken system in the USA today. Color of Reality, short film, 2016 Color of reality was written and directed… Read More »

Eurovision Romania Ilianca BAcila

Finding Your Improbable Voice

Ilinca Bacila inspires as she brings her authentic self to the public.

Ilinca Bacila inspires as she brings her authentic self to the public. Watch her TedX talk here (turn on English subs in the video settings) The 19-year-old Ilinca Bacila spoke at the TedX Brasov conference, themed Woman in the Mirror. Since that time she performed in Eurovision‘s 2017 competition integrating her yodel song and style with a rapper musician Alex Florea. Just a few days ago, she recently returned from… Read More »

Before I die Candy Chang

‘Before I Die I want to…’

Candy Chang's public interactive art project.

Candy Chang lives in New Orleans and creates art in public spaces. Her project Before I Die was inspired by the sudden death of a loved one. She asks us to reflect on our own life and contemplate death by completing the following statement – ‘Before I die I want to…… The project became a global phenomenon. Watch her Ted Talk below to learn more and get inspired. Comment below… Read More »