How I Learned to Relax (Comic)

Rutu Modan, the illustrator and comic book creator, was born in Tel-Aviv in 1966. She hadn’t read a single comic, when she began drawing. How I Learned to Relax is a comic strip from her opinion blog at New York Times, called Mixed Emotions. To know more about her and her work watch Submarine Channel’s Pretty Cool People Interviews on Youtube. Her first graphic novel, Exit Wounds, is available on Drawn & Quarterly

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The Story of Stuff narrated by Annie Leonard

(Source: The Story of Stuff’s Yotube Channel]

TSS, 2009, 21mins 25s

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. Read more at The Story of Stuff Project website.

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Where Good Ideas Come From by Steve Johnson

(source: riverheadbooks youtube channel)

2010, 4 mins 7s

One of the most innovative, popular thinkers takes on -in exhilarating style – one of our key queries: ‘Where do good ideas come from?’

His says that connectivity of humans and the ability to share-alike as a community help good ideas incubate and flourish. Connectivity and the multiplicity of minds at work is in fact the reason why most of us love the world wide web. It helps us go beyond a certain boundary and get in touch with randomness.

Through more and more talks on creativity we are still not finding an answer to one of our key questions: Why be creative? or What to use our creativity for? or Should there ever be a ‘good’ reason to use creative ideas? or Should creativity dialogue with ethics?

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