April 31, 2015 The Citizen Equality Act of 2017 The Citizen Equality Act is presented here as a template for three fundamental reforms that must happen if we are to have equal citizens. We are presenting this package now, pointing to the proposed legislative source for each element. If the campaign is launched after Labor Day, then in the fall, we will crowdsource a process to complete the details of this reform, and turn it into proposed legislation by January 1.
April 28, 2015 Why Man Creates — Saúl Bass Why Man Creates is a 1968 animated short documentary film which discusses the nature of creativity. It was written by Saul Bass and Mayo Simon, and directed by Saul Bass. It won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.
August 26, 2015 I Could Do That | The Art Assignment So you look at a work of art and think to yourself, I could have done that. And maybe you really could have, but the issue here is more complex than that -- why didn't you? Why did the artist? And why does it have an audience? We delve into it by looking at work by artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Piet Mondrian, and Cy Twombly, among others. You might find it’s not quite as simple as you think.
August 25, 2015 So You've Learned To Teleport A guide for the newly empowered, courtesy of the Superhero Help Academic Foundation Trust, Education Division. Sure, you could jump a few places and fight crime: or you could take over the world.
August 24, 2015 Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.
August 21, 2015 Dismaland: Inside Banksy’s Dystopian Playground Clandestine street artist Banksy opens a theme park like no other. Inside a derelict lido in Weston-super-Mare, Dismaland features migrant boats, a dead princess and Banksy's trademark dark humour.
August 19, 2015 Great Martian War Archive recreation for The Great Martian War documentary by impossible factual for History Canada. Directed by Christian Johnson, (Plazma). and Steve Maher (impossible factual).
August 18, 2015 Hearing Colors The life of Neil Harbisson is like something out of a sci-fi novel. Neil was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that leaves 1 in 30,000 people completely colorblind. But Neil isn’t colorblind, far from it. After convincing his doctors to implant an antenna into the back of his head, Neil now possesses a new sense – the ability to hear colors. In this short film by Greg Brunkalla, HEARING COLORS, Neil takes you through a day in his life and into an entirely new world.
August 14, 2015 Awake Craniotomy with Singing and Talking Professional opera, concert and choral singer Ambrož Bajec-Lapajne was diagnosed with a brain tumour (a GBM as it turned out). The neurosurgeon's advice was to do an awake craniotomy so that he could sing during the June 13, 2014 surgery in order to avoid deficits after the procedure. The music neuro team of the UMC in Utrecht was also involved in order to assist the surgery. Bajec-Lapajne sings two (first and last) couplets of Schubert's lied “Gute Nacht”: the minor - major transition in order to see if he can still recognise the key change. All is fine until min. 2:40, when things start to get very interesting. It’s been more than a year since and He’s doing fine, continuing his professional singing career.
August 13, 2015 The Benefits of Good Posture Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it. Murat Dalkilinç gives the pros of good posture.
August 10, 2015 Jury Nullification vs. The Drug War "I should be 10 months into a 10-year prison sentence," says Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman. "The only reason I'm standing here is because I happened to know about jury nullification. And I used it."
August 7, 2015 The Weirdest Bridge in Wales There are only a few transporter bridges still working in the world. What are they for? Why weren't there more of them? And why don't we build them any more? Those answers and more, from an unsettlingly high position fifty metres above the River Usk.
August 3, 2015 Rise and Shine Rwanda: AMASUNZU Hair style has always been part of the Rwandan culture. Amasunzu had more than 30 forms and was common among teenagers, the youth and, in some cases, adult men. The style is designed by cutting some of the hair sideways, towards the middle, then leave it to grow.