charming introduction to masterpeace, an initiative using the power of art to “inspire world leaders to really deliver on two extremely important goals: creating a world with less armed conflicts and no nuclear arms, creating a world in which opportunities are shared equally.”
UnBox Festival: exactly where i need to be next week. luckily, i already have my plane ticket and visa- extremely excited about this!
The UnBox Festival is a response to the emergence of a new subculture: one that straddles the spirit of innovation, is fostered by an enterprising spirit, and invites the engagement of all senses. UnBox manifests itself as a blend of different events – including a conference, workshops, exhibitions and performances – designed in sync with one another, to stimulate thought, debate and action.
media literacy 101, highly recommend watching this!
what is your wish for the city 2.0? share it with TED!
We are listening to them and giving them the opportunity to collectively craft a wish. A wish capable of igniting a massive collaborative project among the members of the global TED community, and indeed all who care about our planet’s future. (Individuals or organizations who wish to contribute their ideas to a TED Prize wish on behalf of The City 2.0 should write to [email protected])
i may have posted this video a while back, if you’re short on time you can check out the trailer. the green movement needs more influencers! transforming into a sustainable future will also need a shift in the culture that surrounds us, it needs to become part of that which produces meaning among our society.
on october 7, the influencer conference is coming to berlin (fb event). the conference took place for the first time in new york last year and “seeks to identify, understand and support influencer culture globally.” this year, it is also happening in berlin and london and i’m very happy to be part of this conference, since it looks like it’s exactly down my alley! the overarching theme for berlin is ‘reaching new audiences’ and the sessions are called: changing to green, making contributions and rebranding the arts. the ‘new by deconstruction’ workshop also looks exciting.
the conference venue is in west berlin, smack down in the ‘city’ – where you can really feel the difference to east berlin. the place is called ’bikini berlin’ and it’s directly at breitscheidplatz where we did the silent climate parade last weekend.
looking forward to engaging conversations with inspiring people next week!
just heard about this concept of cultural creatives, wikipediad it, and asked myself why i hadn’t heard of this before. then again, i guess much of the work on LOHAS and sinus-milieus builds upon this concept, as well as richard florida’s ‘rise of the creative class’, which i dearly enjoyed. still, seems like a very interesting movie (thanks, jacob)
very interesting conversation on social media, national identity, and culture. unfortunately, i missed this event at social media week berlin, but if this project/conversation continues, i’d like to be a part. after all, this is perhaps why a lot of third culture kids (who usually have a very avantgarde attitude towards national identity) are fascinated by the possibilities of social media.
favorite quote: “everybody is involved in politics, and if they’re not playing, they’re just pawns.”