“Attend to what’s happening and be alive to that. And then think of what doesn’t just ameliorate the worst, but consistently makes things better. Its necessary now.” – Jenny Holzer

It’s a great week for dreamy advice on living and creating from dreamy minds. I loved getting some of Jenny Holzer’s insights on how to get the message across.  “Attend to what’s happening and be alive to that. And then think of what doesn’t just ameliorate the worst, but consistently makes things better. Its necessary…

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“How do you have collective action without collective imagination?”

Basically the core of my research interests, except summarized succinctly and eloquently by Cameron Awkward-Rich. Here’s the rest of the quote but be sure to check out the full interview on Bettering American. “I actually think it’s quite weird to imagine that social change can happen without literature, since books of various kinds (and I’m counting oral traditions…

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How to Tell a 6 Second Video Story

Some relevant insights from the filmmakers and creatives who participated in YouTube’s challenge to create a six-second video story at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. YouTube started offering advertiser the six-second format, named bumper ads, in 2016. . Make It Relatable So Your Audience’s Imagination Can Fill In the Blanks “Like with all storytelling, I wanted to start…

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{ Raining Poetry } Bringing Poetry Into the Everyday Lives of the Unsuspecting

Check out this delight inducing urban intervention for rainy days from Mass Poetry in Boston. Raining Poetry is a beautiful and simple idea (though you need some biodegradable water-repellent spray to execute it), which aims to bring poetry into public space. Using a biodegradable water-repellent spray and stencils made by local artists, the city’s Mural…

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