Showing posts with label perspectives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label perspectives. Show all posts

Monday, June 22, 2015

Father's Day, Your Self, Ego and Jim Carrey's speech

Jai Guru Dev

 Jim Carrey speaks truthfully to graduates of Maharashi University of Management in 2014 about fear and the act of love in all things we do, from about 10 mins of the video.

 But in respect for Father's Day, his speech points out how lessons we learn sometimes come directly from our families and those close to us.

 He explains from minute - 11:19-11:52

 "You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."

   -Jim Carrey, comedian

 :)

Have a look!

  



Saturday, June 20, 2015

Our Socially Constructed Jungle - Poem

Socially Constructed Jungle

Over the seas
 Far away
In the neck 
Of the jungle
Trees casts shadows on our eyes

Until we wake up
We won't realise
We grew this jungle deep
and under these trees
I weep.

Don't deny that the trees grew
but were planted by you.
Don't forget that the sun is above.

We all belong
All belong to the roots.
We are the children of the bark.

Awaken to truths
before 
we create clouds
to covers the skies
Under these trees

Under these trees
I weep
Under these trees
We weep.

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"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil,
but by those who watch them without doing anything"

-Albert Einstein

Let's consider and understand
 this socially constructed jungle
we live in will suffocate us all
if we don't recognise the harm
it has caused by the seeds
from which it was planted.


Dedicated to lives lost
 families in pain
Our global community mourns
A plea for
Truth and Reconciliation
For hate crimes across
the Globe.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Funny Thing about Social Media - see what happens in real life . . .

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 Social Media is an amazing tool however when the word 'media' gets replaced with "real life experiment, see what happens when the LED screen is no longer between you and the people you are connected with.


  Check out this clever improv video of the delightfully cheeky Jena Kingsley.



She explains: " Social networking is completely out of control these days. But do the things we do online make sense in real life? Follow me as as I test social media activity on unsuspecting New Yorkers! I partnered with Relationship Science and their new app MINE by RelSci (http://m.onelink.me/373bf49b) "





Monday, March 17, 2014

Public art meets crowd-funding for social change #ANOTHERLIGHTUP in Cape Town, South Africa






 On De Waal Drive, driving out of the city bowl in Cape Town, South Africa, you have the view of the Cape peninsula's valley also known to many people as The Flats.  The Flats extends all the way to areas like Monwabisi, a sub-area of Khayelitsha, one of Cape Town's most populated districts.


 On that same drive, you can see the new Urban Visionary, a multi-storey mural and light installation created by the founders of Thingking and artist Faith47.  They collaborated on the new design and have enabled public street art to be a catalyst for change through crowdfunding for a social cause.  They aim to raise funds for public street lights to be installed in Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha, through the organisation VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading).  For every light that is funded for in Monwabisi, the Urban Visionary mural is lit up in the evening- inspiring and engaging more people to become more active members in their society through #anotherlightup


 To read more about it here and to donate to #anotherlightup:



About the project | #ANOTHERLIGHTUP







#ANOTHERLIGHTUP from Design Indaba on Vimeo.

The mural on the same wall before Feb 2014 Urban Visionary #anotherlightup was put up

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Care-free With Cancer. The power of the creative spirit




 If only for one second,  you will see how documenting emotion and bridging creative thinking can make us all smile - if only for one second.

  Props to the this wonderful concept and strength to the individuals and families living with loved ones with cancer.

 MIMI Foundation "If only for One Second" project

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Learn the ism's: Consumerism Lyric Video-Lauryn Hill





"Television running through them like an organism"

If you haven't learned all your scism's and ism's, Lauryn Hill's will teach you on her new track Consumerism.  In her official statement she says, “Messages like these, I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level.


Lauryn Hill – Consumerism Lyrics | Rap Genius

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We are made for Goodness - Archibishop Desmond Tutu


  We can all celebrate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's words of wisdom, stated in Adrian Steirn's 21 Icons short film, "In fact, we are made for goodness, which is fantastic!"

Photo by Inge Prins.  Concept: Play Jump Eat, Kelly Wainwright

Thursday, July 18, 2013

"You have to have style." -Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele



 "I like to play,"  confesses Stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.  In this clip she explains her hate for runway and trends but her love for tracksuits.
 
 Some style wisdom:  "Chic is not money. You have to have style."

 Let's run with that!  X
 


Justice, Travyon & Historian Robin D.G. Kelley . . .


 
Sense Masala: athena lamberis perspective blog-Justice in USA
source: gregorykroger.com

"The point is that justice was always going to elude Trayvon Martin, not because the system failed, but because it worked. Martin died and Zimmerman walked because our entire political and legal foundations were built on an ideology of settler colonialism—an ideology in which the protection of white property rights was always sacrosanct; predators and threats to those privileges were almost always black, brown, and red; and where the very purpose of police power was to discipline, monitor, and contain populations rendered a threat to white property and privilege. This has been the legal standard for African Americans and other racialized groups in the U.S. long before ALEC or the NRA came into being. We were rendered property in slavery, and a threat to property in freedom. And during the brief moment in the 1860s and ‘70s, when former slaves participated in democracy, held political offices, and insisted on the rights of citizenship, it was a well-armed (white) citizenry that overthrew democratically-elected governments in the South, assassinated black political leaders, stripped African-Americans of virtually all citizenship rights (the franchise, the right of habeas corpus, right of free speech and assembly, etc.), and turned an entire people into predators."-Robin D.G. Kelley

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

For Animal-Lovers: Human-Stray Dog Documentary in Chile




 This is for animal-lovers.  This is a short documentary that spreads messages of love.  Two chilean students highlight human-stray dog relations in their urban landscapes.  

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Exposing the Truth: Make something happen.


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Draw something, cook something, sing something, build something, make something, Buy Nothing.

 I also would like to add:

 Grow Something
 Share Something
 Trade Something
 Teach Something
 Do Something

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Creativity with Food & Videos. Education for Change.


This is creativity  . . . in the kitchen.  What happens when a Music selector makes mashed visual alchemy with a visual artist?
This brilliance.  Enjoy this week's Rhymes and Rhythm Wrap up with two great videos:

Artist Driven | What's Cookin? from LRG on Vimeo.

And now with a strong message on exposing the ills of our modern food systems.  Showcasing the need to take responsibility for our food security, to choose wisely in the world of greed in the seed industry.  What happens when we only are given access to food products that don't nourish us on a cellular level but rather stuff a slow 'death down our throat'?  Dr. Vandana Shiva said it best, "It's more dangerous than bombs."  Let's eat foods that grew naturally from nutrient-rich soil.  Let's support permaculture, bio-dynamic farming practices, small-scale local organic farms--but most of all, turn your community into an edible landscape.  Peace to grass lawns, yes to green beans and wheat grass.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -George Orwell





    There's a film to be made.  What's the movie all about?
SANTO 7.13.15 is a story that shows our future in 2045 when over population has reached critical levels and food supply can't keep up with demand.



  Read more about it here, and see if film entertainment can actually change people's choices and work to change policy . ..  for our future.

 Back it here:  KICKSTARTER: SANTO 7. 13. 15

Friday, June 14, 2013

We Can Help Eachother Flourish

Original embroidery by Nina Montenegro

CREATE ART
to
 convey messages
relate to global issues, systems thinking, and communal concerns.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Turkey in Action

Full Page Ad for Turkish Democracy in Action | Indiegogo


What will placing an ad in the New York Times do?  This is just one of the ways messages can be spread and advertisements for what we can change rather than profit gain.  

This could also be done to overcome other issues that are even embedded in culture.  To reverse the use of Rhino horn.  To support non-GMO foods.  To take responsibility for eachother, in solidarity.

What is Happening in Turkey? 


People of Turkey have spoken: We will not be oppressed!

Millions are outraged by the violent reaction of their government to a peaceful protest aimed at saving Istanbul’s Gezi Park.

Outraged, yet not surprised.

Over the course of Prime Minister Erdoğan’s ten-year term, we have witnessed a steady erosion of our civil rights and freedoms. Arrests of numerous journalists, artists, and elected officials and restrictions on freedom of speech, minorities’ and women’s rights all demonstrate that the ruling party is not serious about democracy.

Time and again, the Prime Minister has mocked and trivialized his nation’s concerns while Turkey’s own media have remained shamefully silent.

The people protesting bravely throughout Turkey are ordinary citizens. We span several generations and represent a spectrum of ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, ideological, sexual, and gender identities. We stand united because of our concern for Turkey’s future. Our future.

We demand an end to police brutality.
We demand a free media.
We demand open democratic dialogue between citizens and those elected to public service, not the dictates of special interests.
We demand an investigation of the government’s recent abuse of power, which has led to the loss of innocent lives.

Join the conversation and stand with us in solidarity.

Crowdfunded Entirely by Concerned Individuals from Around the World


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