Archive for April 2008
As Ken Robinson says, "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." Looks like we could all stand to be wrong a little more often.
Renowned Stanford professor of law and founder of the "Free Culture" movement, Lawrence Lessig, discusses the shortcomings of our pre-digital intellectual property laws and how they inhibit creativity on the Web.
How do you create something out of nothing? Amy Tan delves into the creative process and discusses the question: What invokes creativity?
Swedish artist Sarah Assbring is the sole member of the lovely El Perro del Mar. Her first full-length album, From the Valley to the Stars, was just released in the U.S. Animator and illustrator Asa Arnehed made this beautiful animated film. She is “fascinated by small, gentle and graceful movements that are filled with meaning.” As Earth Week winds up, both the lyrics of the song and the idea behind the animation are gentle reminders of what’s important every week of the year.
A while back, I wrote about this spot for Orangina and what a grody orgy it was. Little did I know that another campaign would come along that would make that musical salute to bodily functions look like the episode of “Little House on the Prairie” where Tinker Jones, the kindhearted mute, helps the kids of Walnut Grove forge a new bell for Reverend Alden’s church.
Despite all the talk about it on Earth Day/Week/Month, in the end, it's not easy being green. But we can try.
Just because a product is green doesn't mean it can't look good. The conscionable designers behind Moral Fervor discuss their use of renewable fabrics in designing their fashions.
In honor of Earth Day, a beautiful yet disturbing, hypothetical view of what Earth's surface may look like in years to come.
On the eve of Earth Day, the world’s largest toy and baby retail company is producing eco-friendly children’s items that encourage consumers to “Recycle, Reuse, Renew and RE-THINK.”
With Earth Day 2008 approaching, it's difficult to find an ad that doesn't mention the word "green." But do companies really mean green, or is it just a marketing fad? Dave Michael Garg takes a look at the truth behind green marketing and greenwashing.