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he may look cute, but…

02/13/15 1 Comment

JenniferChittenden-1200085 “sweater” by jennifer chittenden (via joseph gordon-levitt). a fun example of how influential a caption can be in how one reads an image.

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3 dimensions of art

04/22/14 18 Comments

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here’s a cool take on blackout poetry that blends prose, poetry, and drawing (via nprbooks).  how do you read the resulting poem?

a.) “we learn

as a child

to feel the wind

and exist in consciousness,

lost moments,

our remembering”

or

b.) “we learn

as a child

to feel the wind

and exist in consciousness

remembering our lost moments”

or

c.) something else…

“music painting” is a creative musical experience that taps into your ears, eyes and mind.  as you listen to matteo negrin‘s rendition of “lacrime di giulietta”, watch the played notes bloom along the sheet music as you also follow a tale about man’s relationship with nature.  the video was negrin’s idea put into action by alice ninni (director/painter), luca cattaneo (director/editor) & alberto filippini (editor).  via soul pancake.

music painting

06/28/13

utopia dystopia

03/01/13

utopiadystopia

in a sense, perception is like filling in a coloring book.  people can see the same page/info but color it different ways thanks to things like their background, crayons/tools available to them, and how much they like to color inside/outside the lines.  this can affect a person being viewed as a hero or a terrorist, a war as a revolution or rebellion, or like in dylan glynn‘s drawing, a place as a utopia or dystopia.

related: a radical experiment in empathy | two sides of patriarchy

six-word memoirs, illustrated

01/11/13 2 Comments

while browsing brain pickings the other day, i read about this cool book called Things Don’t Have To Be Complicated: Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World.  author larry smith asked students to illustrate their own 6-word memoir.  while breaking your life down to 6 words might seem too restrictive,  the book’s intro offers a different perspective:

As an autobiographical challenge, the six-word limitation forces us to pinpoint who we are and what matters most — at least in the moment. The constraint fuels rather than limits our creativity.

check out what some people (ages 8-23) did with it in the pics below (click on them for a closer look + caption).

what would be your 6-word memoir?  share in the comments.  if you want to go a step further by illustrating it, email it to atolemdro@gmail.com & i’ll feature it in this post.

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