1. PressPausePlay

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    The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world's most influential creators of the digital era. www.presspauseplay.com @presspauseplay Facebook: http://on.fb.me/y4gEK1 If you like the film you can support us by rating it on IMDB - http://imdb.to/jUqhFn. Thanks! We're a creative agency based in Stockholm, Sweden. If you want to know more about us and our other work, check out our website: http://www.houseofradon.com

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    • Creative Compulsive Disorder & Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr

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      Aspen Public Radio asked if I could do an interview about Zina. If for some reason you are interested you can check that out here. http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mourning-friend-creates-portrait-young-artist In August 2013 my friend Zina asked if I could shoot a video for her portfolio. She needed something that would showcase her work but also tell a little bit about her personality and her interests. We had two days to shoot and edit so we shot an interview and smashed something together to meet our deadline. On November 20, 2013 Zina passed away due to a hiking accident in Ouray, CO. After the funeral I revisited the footage and made this short as an attempt to capture her personality and creativity. I never planned to release it online but now I have a chance to share her and her creations with all of you! For all who are part of the Zina Lahr love bomb, this is for you! stormypyeatte.com WOW! The response to this video is incredible and completely unexpected! Cindy (Zina's mother), her family, and I are so blown away by all of this and I want to thank everyone who is taking the time to celebrate the life of my precious friend. I have received an incredible amount of emails from people who are wishing to donate to the Zina Lahr Memorial Fund. So if you wish to help the family of Zina Lahr you can call the Citizen's State Bank of Ouray Colorado at (970) 325-4352. You can also donate to the Weehawken Creative Arts Zina Lahr Memorial Scholarship. All the money for this scholarship helps kids pay for art classes in the within Weehawken Creative Arts program located on the western slope of Colorado. Zina did an incredible amount of volunteer work for this wonderful non profit. From props to set pieces Zina was the magic behind it! More info here! http://www.weehawkenarts.org/uncategorized/honoring-zina-lahr/ Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so happy Zina can continue to inspire.

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      • THE GAP by Ira Glass

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        I think it was in the time of spring 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Liu's lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video I had ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass' voice, and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between one's taste and one's skills. Later in 2012, I decided to do my own filmed version of Ira's interview - using my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload. I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt about his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass' message isn't only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve. THANK YOU Ira Glass, whom I've never met in real life, but who had such a big influence on my development. Thank you for telling beginners what nobody else does. David Shiyang Liu for the video that inspired me to start the project. You all should watch his awesome kineticTypo-version here: http://vimeo.com/24715531 The people from current.tv who originally recorded the interview with Ira Glass. See the relevant part here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI23U7U2aUY The people from Magic Lantern who gave DSLR videography a new dimension (I chose this project to be a test run with the RAW plugin)! Steven Sasseville for painting the "taste" painting for me. Pedro Sousa for his advice and working his ass off at the "creative work" chalkboard. Wolfgang Kraus for letting me borrow his sound equipment. Kai Löhnert for working out on his birthday in the "fight" take. Wolfgang Hendrik Schnabel for giving me the museum-like atmosphere and his silhouette in the painting takes. Hermiyas Ötztürk for his hairy "good enough" hand. Orange Hive Studio for light equipment and location. Mima and Heinz Sax-Schmitz for the location of the "ambitions" take and finding me the "finish 1 story" typewriter. Joyce Chen (https://vimeo.com/clownmori), Soufiane Mabrouki (http://vimeo.com/user21466567), Damien Tsenkoff (https://www.behance.net/damtsnkff), Nikita Samutin (www.baselinedesign.ru) and Andrej Mikula (http://amara.org/en/profiles/profile/65015/) for taking the time and patience to create Chinese, Arabic, French, Russian and Slovak subtitles and dissolving language barriers to make even more people understand Ira's words. A SPECIAL THANK YOU Solveig Gold for being the most patient and supporting person in my life. She appears in a lot of scenes in this video. Jutta and Uwe Sax for several pieces of equipment and their support.

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        • The Reason of Existence

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          Music By: Ennio Morricone & Yo Yo Ma Video Created By: Annie vimeo.com/Annietoang2012 youtube.com/Watchyou2008

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          • The Long Game Part 2: the missing chapter

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            [NEW VIDEO ALERT! Here's our latest video essay https://vimeo.com/delvetv/bananas-sardines-sharks] All of history's greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it. This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world, full of distraction, do we have what it takes to do great things? The second in a two-part series about creativity. ==== Delve Deeper: Part one of the series: https://vimeo.com/84022735 The series was part inspired by Mastery by Robert Greene http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009U1U2IU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B009U1U2IU&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21 You can read more about Leonardo daVinci's difficult years in: "Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession and how Leonard Created the World in his Own Image" by Toby Lester http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1439189242/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1439189242&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21 This series began life as a couple of essays on Medium Difficult https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/a7f8bdabd67b 47 years to success https://medium.com/the-dept-for-dangerous-ideas/8654ee14e4b2 ==== Released under a Creative Commons Licence 3.0 - Remix & share with non-commercial attribution Credits: All paintings and archive in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons & Prelinger Archives The Craig Ferguson Show © CBS Music released under a Creative Commons Licence "Lullaby" by _ghost (https://soundcloud.com/ghost-14) "Hungaria" by Latché Swing (http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/latche_swing_(3) "July" by Marcel Pequel (http://www.last.fm/music/Marcel+Pequel) "One" by Marcel Pequel (http://www.last.fm/music/Marcel+Pequel) "Todo se precipita a tu alrededor deprisa" by Ruido Blanco John Coltrane By Gelderen, Hugo van / Anefo [CC-BY-SA-3.0-nl (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons John Lennon By Roy Kerwood [CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons Sir Alec Guinness By Allan warren → http://www.allanwarren.com [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons Tim Berners Lee By John S. and James L. Knight Foundation [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Rafael Nadal By Steven Byles from Singapore, Singapore (Rafael Nadal Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Steve Jobs By Matthew YoheAido2002 at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Bill Gates By Kees de Vos from The Hague, The Netherlands [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Richard Branson By David Shankbone [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Bob Dylan by Chris Hakkens Horse statue By Jenny Poole from London, UK (Skopje horse statue Uploaded by raso_mk) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Mark Zuckerberg :Credit line on the web (with hyperlink): Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY. One Direction: Fiona McKinlay Miley Cyrus: Mike Schmid Taylor Swift: By Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia (Taylor Swift Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Subtitles: Spanish by Ana Ribera Molinos http://about.me/anaribera Portuguese by Gustavo Silveira Story Design and Production by Adam Westbrook www.adamwestbrook.co.uk Published by www.delve.tv

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            • What is being creative?

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              A reflection on What it means to be creative. Original music by Palmer Taylor blackdoveaudio.com Featuring the Flip phone. Flip phone is based on a concept concieved during a 6 week long workshop done by my self Kristian Ulrich Larsen, Ewa Sendecka, Jeppe Vestergård and Victoria Kusk. It was then developed further for a semester by me Kristian Ulrich Larsen as part of my MA program at Kolding school of design dskd.dk

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              • THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY

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                By @jasonsilva and @notthisbody - Follow us on Twitter! "The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself." - Steven Johnson Other videos - You are a RCVR - http://vimeo.com/27671433 To Understand Is To Perceive Patterns - http://vimeo.com/34182381 Imagination - http://vimeo.com/34902950 Abundance - http://vimeo.com/34984088 INSPIRATION: This video is inspired, in part, by the ideas explored in David Deutsch’s new book, THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY. We hope it moves you. ‎"The topographical shape and the material constitution of the upper surface of the island of Manhattan, as it exists today, is much less a matter of geology than it is of economics and politics and human psychology. The effects of geological forces were trumped (you might say) by other forces — forces that proved themselves, in the fullness of time, physically stronger. Deutsch thinks the same thing must in the long run be true of the universe as a whole. Stuff like gravitation and dark energy are the sorts of things that determine the shape of the cosmos only in its earliest, and most parochial, and least interesting stages. The rest is going to be a matter of our own intentional doing.." - David Alpert on David Deutsch's new book. "Some time in the last fifty thousand years, with the invention of culture, the biological evolution of humans ceased and evolution became an epigenetic, cultural phenomenon... technology is the real skin of our species. Humanity, correctly seen in the context of the last five hundred years, is an extruder of technological material. We take in matter that has a low degree of organization; we put it through mental filters, and we extrude jewelry, gospels, space shuttles. This is what we do. We are like coral animals embedded in a technological reef of extruded psychic objects." - Terence Mckenna ** In our work, we use the tools of editing: we juxtapose 'transcalar' imagery, cutting and overlapping the very small and the very large... From the nano to the galactic, stretching and compressing time, we feature time lapse to reveal the repetitive and recurring patterns across different scales of reality. The aim is to provide multiple perspectives all at once, whose simultaneous presentation might cause spontaneous epiphanies. “These patterns are omnipresent, but only when we see these patterns in a more compressed mode of presentation to we start to attend to them as such.” -- This is KEY! Paul Stamet's superb book, Mycelium Running, begins with a discussion of what Stamets calls the mycelial archetype. He compares the mushroom mycelium with the overlapping information-sharing systems that comprise the Internet, with the networked neurons in the brain, and with a computer model of dark matter in the universe. All share this densely intertwingled filamental structure. A recent profile of Stephen Johnson on Dumbo Feather described his work like this: “Johnson uses ‘The Long Zoom’ to define the way he looks at the world—if you concentrate on any one level, there are patterns that you miss. When you step back and simultaneously consider, say, the sentience of a slime mold, the cultural life of downtown Manhattan and the behaviour of artificially intelligent computer code, new patterns emerge." On their own, these areas of study are fascinating. Together, a more profound view takes shape. The article continues, "Put simply: cities are like ant colonies are like software is like slime molds are like evolution is like disease is like sewage systems are like poetry is like the neural pathways in our brain. Everything is connected.” PERFORMING PHILOSOPHY: Our stated goal is to re-ignite the art of the "performing philosophers" ... like Timothy Leary and Buckminster Fuller... A post on Space Collective wrote about “thinkers who act as substantial agents of change, who drastically alter the infocologies they interact with, in the process transforming and meshing the different dimensions in which our minds operate.” We care about the pleasures derived in forming new connections, mash-ups and innovative solutions for the next step in human evolution. We are working to articulate our understanding through the creation of recombinant media mashups meant to epiphanize audiences----the creating and sharing of awe; "performance philosophy" in an age of collapsing boundaries and exponential creativity. The director of the Imaginary Foundation described our work as “some kind of Ontological DJ'ing, recompiling the source code of western philosophy by mixing and mashing it up into a form of recombinant creativity, which (hopefully) elevates our understanding from the dry and prosaic, into the sensual and transcendent.” “The goal is to prove a fresh framework and a new narrative to fill our old storytelling needs in our ever-increasing process of self-description.” Information technologies have become instruments of mind expansion, sensorial scaffoldings that increase and augment our capacity to process greater amounts of information, allowing us to extract richer gradients of meaningful data about the world and our experience. Whether its a telescope, a microscope or a marijuana joint, we need to think of these tools as aids, contact lenses through which we can see so much more than before. In the digital dimension we use the term resolution. Certainly we can appreciate how much more can be 'revealed' by having higher resolution..... and technology offering complex visualizations literally ups the resolution of our internal and external perceptions . Different Scales and perspectives of reality show how much of what we perceive is dictated by our point of view--literally by where we are and how we think. The most exhilarating realization, then, is that we all have the power to shape our experience by our linguistic and creative choices. "A random scrap of information can trigger just the right conceptual collision. It’s hard to know which scrap might do the trick, but that’s the beauty of things like social networks, interconnectivity, and these kinds of media mashups — they constantly produce potential sparks, for free.” - Seth Godin FREEMAN DYSON says it beautifully: "To me the most astounding fact in the universe is the power of mind which drives my fingers as I write these words. Somehow, by natural processes still totally mysterious a million butterfly brains working together in a human skull have the power to dream, to calculate, to see and to hear, to speak and to listen, to translate thoughts and feelings into marks on paper which other brains can interpret. Mind, through the long course of biological evolution, has established itself as a moving force in our little corner of the universe. Here on this small planet, mind has infiltrated matter and has taken control. It appears to me that the tendency of mind to infiltrate and control matter is a law of nature." *********** A collaboration of /Jason Silva and /Notthisbody incorporating /elliottsellers /flight404 /dangoods /proxelltv /kimpimmel /undream /brighteyecinema /hsgn /beeple /cerealspiller /Tim Borgmann /Shawn Knol /Andrew Filippone Jr. /Felix Norton-Barsalou /Daniel Zagórski /urbanintdesign camera by Edwin Rosero

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                • INSIVITY - CHRIS BURKARD

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                  Follow photographer Chris Burkard through his daily routine as he seeks out inspiration and discusses his passion for landscapes and how to be challenged in your work. " It's never enough just to observe, I always want to be involved" BURKARDPHOTO.com chrisburkard.tumblr.com @chrisburkard INSIVITY.com BIO: Chris Burkard is well known as a unique visionary whose photography as the ability to catapult the viewer into the moment. At 26 years old, Chris has accomplished a style and composition all his own, leaving many to instantly recognize a "Burkard Photo". Through his photography, Chris strives to capture the moments in between, and to document the lifestyle of the sport, not just the action

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                  • You are not a storyteller - Stefan Sagmeister @ FITC

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                    We had the pleasure of spending some time with Stefan Sagmeister at the recent FITC Toronto conference in April, 2014, and he had some things to say. See Sagmeister in person at FORM Festival • Chicago • Nov 2-3, 2015 • www.FITC.ca/FORM -- Stefan Sagmeister Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh Stefan Sagmeister formed the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO and the Guggenheim Museum. Having been nominated eight times, he finally won two Grammy Awards for the Talking Heads and Brian Eno & David Byrne package designs. He has also earned practically every important international design award. In 2008 Stefan authored a comprehensive book titled “Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far”, published by Abrams. Solo shows of Sagmeister Inc’s work have been mounted in Paris, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Cologne, Berlin, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul and Miami. Stefan teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Art in New York and lectures extensively on all continents. In 2012 young designer Jessica Walsh became a partner and the company was renamed into Sagmeister & Walsh. A native of Austria, he received his MFA from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a master’s degree from Pratt Institute in New York. After his studies he worked as a Creative Director for Leo Burnett in Hong Kong and for M&Co. in New York. http://www.sagmeisterwalsh.com/

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                    • Paper by FiftyThree

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                      Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on the new iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and instantly share them across the web. Download “Paper by FiftyThree” from the App Store. #madewithpaper Download Now: http://itunes.apple.com/app/paper-by-fiftythree/id506003812 More info: www.fiftythree.com CREDITS Director: Andrew S Allen Cinematographer: Jason Sondhi Production Assistant: Julian Walker Music: "Come Back" by Lotus Plaza (Available at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lotus-plaza-niceweekend-split/id499397741) Stylus: Wacom Bamboo (link to buy here: http://fiftythree.com/paper)

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