Little Scraps of Paper is a series of short documentary films created in 2010 by director Tomas Leach, assisted by Nicolas Cambier and Daniel Diego Lincoln. They explore how different creative people develop ideas and thoughts and what they keep in them.
by Andreas Kitsios, Cyprus, UK
Posted on Inside my alley in March, 2008
The concept of understanding is far more important than the concept of knowing and remembering.
House – “Right I’ll tell her that everything went on without her. Babies were born, people got married, thousands of people will remember the day that she got raped as the happiest day of their lives.”
“We are selfish base animals crawling across the earth. But because we have brains, if we try real hard, we can occasionally aspire to something that is less than pure evil.”
That’s the idea of life. That’s the idea of what we really are. Selfish uncaring animals that cannot foresee or understand the concept of life. We are animals that see everything from our own point of view, we live happiness in our own head, we understand people’s feelings by faking feelings or trying to look back and compare with our own experiences. You see everything in this world is selfish and there is nothing that can change it. We live our life trying very hard, or many of us at least, to acquire wisdom, power, money, something to make us happy, something to make us better than all the rest.
Normalcy doesn’t include happiness. It’s not in the schedule. You always have to look from someone else’s point of view. You’ll never be happy if you only had the minimum and you’d never be happy if you didn’t have something that other people don’t have. It seems to be that our happiness comes from our narcissistic nature that the whole world is about us.
by Laurel Ring, Florida
I am not a morning person. I woke up this morning in the same mood as usual — tired, grumpy and a little fragile. I usually listen to satellite radio on the way to work, but this morning it was hard to find something I really liked, so I plugged in my iPod and set it on the “Favorites” playlist. After a few ’80s New Wave songs, I was treated to an instant mood lifter: “The Valley Road” by Bruce Hornsby and the Range. There is something about that song (and many others of his), especially the piano accompaniment. It is incredible, to say the least.
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
R+I creative, 13 mins 56s
This is a short documentary where Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson explore what it means to be an influencer by talking to various “influential” creatives in New York part of advertising, design, fashion and entertainment. It speaks on how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion, entertainment and life. It attempts to understand the essence of influence, and its consequent responsibilities.
No, we are not talking at TED. That’s too much to aspire. What we gone ahead and done is to start a TED conversation and we would like to invite all of you there. Our question is the essence of us being part of Chai Kadai itself. How to create a welcoming and safe place for dialogue? Please come and join us or tell us anywhere what you think might be the key.