A video that describes my perspective about art and creative careers, and how these people's actions affect others and society in general. It's a personal work and it was a one man job with a T2i.
I hope you like it.
Directed and written by Guilherme Twardowski.
Narrator: Lyell Gillies
Music: "Prelude No. 22" by Chris Zabriskie (chriszabriskie.com)
A huge thanks to Lyell.
Some people can see our profession without a purpose
Something not too important to the world
"That is just entertainment".
But I have to disagree
We have an active role on our society
it may not seem that easy to see on the surface,
but we actually influence in a subtle way.
We help to create and recreate the way humanity think,
act, and interact with our world.
We express ourselves and show different perspectives to the world.
Making people stop to question their values and beliefs.
So yes, we change the world,
We help to build the path between today and tomorrow.
And with our imagination we inspire and feed the future
We are one step ahead of our time.
We think, we feel, we hear, and see different
We are Artists
We choose to inspire,
We choose to Create!
Algumas pessoas podem ver nossa profissão sem um propósito
Algo sem muita importância para o mundo
Que é apenas entretenimento.
Mas eu tenho que discordar.
Nós temos um papel ativo na nossa sociedade
Que pode não ser tão fácil de observar
Mas na verdade influenciamos de uma maneira sutil.
Nós ajudamos a criar e recriar o jeito que a humanidade pensa,
age, e interage com o nosso mundo.
Nós nos expressamos e mostramos diferentes perspectivas para o mundo. Fazendo as pessoas pararem para questionar suas verdades e valores.
Então sim! Nós mudamos o mundo
Nós ajudamos a construir o caminho entre o hoje e o amanhã.
E com a nossa imaginação nós inspiramos e alimentamos o futuro
Nós estamos um passo afrente do nosso tempo
Nós pensamos, nós sentimos, nós escutamos e enxergamos diferente.
Exploring some of the ideas of John Markoff's "What The Doormouse Said", about the co-mingling of the counterculture movement of the 60's and the early computer revolution.. Is google the first psychedelically informed superpower?
EDITED BY: PyroVesten
Jason Silva at Festival Of Dangerous Ideas - Sydney Opera House, 2012.
Please feel free to share/use this video or parts of it in any way you wish.
This was an audience question following "We Are The Gods Now".
This video was made for personal pleasure and falls under Fair Use.
Thanks Sydney Opera House, Festival Of Dangerous Ideas, Jason Silva, Alexandra
This video was created by Jason Silva and shot and edited with my friends at Bravo Media, and is non-commercial and for educational and inspirational purposes only. Full credits and clip attributions can be found below. This video was inspired by three big ideas:
1) The ideas of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey who has written of "THE BIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE OF BEING AWESTRUCK". Basically, our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive...
"Humphrey refers to consciousness as a magic show that you stage for yourself inside your head, which lights up the world and makes you feel special and transcendent... this magical theater provides a reason to live, a love of occupying the present moment, and a desire to sustain it into the future, that over time has proved stronger than anything else, and accounts for humanity’s swift and triumphant success--
Humphrey says “being enchanted by the magic of experience, rather than being just an aid to survival, provides an essential incentive to survive.”
"We relish just being here. We feel “the yen to confirm and renew, in small ways or large, our own occupancy of the present moment, to go deeper, to extend it, to revel in being there, and when we have the skill, to celebrate it in words..”
Our desire to understand brings exquisite pleasure... and feeds our exploratory voyage, our scientific inquiry, our technological development, and even our poetic self-regard..
3) Ross Andersen's rapturous meditation on the ontological awakening of our psyches provided by the Hubble Space Telescope: "At first glancing the Deep FIELD “one might mistake it for gemstones scattered across black velvet, but a closer look reveals that each smudge of light, 2,600 in all, is a galaxy dense with billions of star-fired worlds, pinwheeling in deep time. … To that point, astronomy had imaged objects only four billion light years away, and poorly at that. Here a telescope reached 11 and a half billion light years into space and delivered an image legible to the layman: an unprecedented expansion of human vision."
This video is inspired by the new book ABUNDANCE, written by X-Prize Founder and Singularity University co-founder, Peter Diamandis and writer Steven Kotler. In it, they explain how exponentially emerging technologies can be leveraged to address humanity's grand challenges...
The possibilities are dazzling.
For more information on their epic book, check out