Posts Categorized: Culture

Consignd Rethinks Online Retail

June 10, 2013   |   filed under Culture, Shopping, Social Media, Start-Ups, Video

Consignd looks to change the rules of online retail to benefit the people behind the creation of products–the makers–and the people who find them–tastemakers. They’ve done this by taking the old retail model and reshaping it to provide more revenue for product creators. Consignd could potentially make a dent into the armor of larger online… Read more »

Mars One Looks For Candidates

April 16, 2013   |   filed under Culture, Participation, Space, Television, Video

Mars One is a nonprofit organization that is aiming to send 4 astronauts to Mars in 2023 to stay there for the rest of their lives. The project will begin accepting applications from around the world for astronaut candidates this summer. In July, the Netherlands-based organization will be asking for 1-minute videos and a small… Read more »

Red Bull Collective Art

March 8, 2013   |   filed under Art, Community, Conversation, Culture, Participation

Red Bull is asking people to take part in a massive, world-wide collective art piece. The idea is based on the surrealist practice of artists blindly collaborating with each other by drawing on a sheet of paper and folding it in half, hiding all but the end of their work. The paper is then passed… Read more »

InsightShare And ‘Video Girls For Change’

February 21, 2013   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Participation, Social Change

Participatory Video practitioners InsightShare are leaders in the use of PV as a tool for communities to build confidence between themselves and decision-makers. Their work spans the world, helping people tell their own story in an attempt to create change within their local community. This type of support was recently shared in a webinar detailing the… Read more »

Interviews With ‘Exploding The Phone’ Author Phil Lapsley

February 11, 2013   |   filed under Books, Culture, Disruption, Hacking, Telephone

The Verge’s Jesse Hicks recently sat down with Phil Lapsley, author of ‘Exploding The Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell.” The book uses original interviews and declassified documents to help tell the tale of a group of people who discovered a billion-dollar flaw in the telephone system. Known… Read more »

No Pants Subway Ride 2013

January 8, 2013   |   filed under Comedy, Culture, Disruption, New York City, Participation

For the 12th year, Improve Everywhere is inviting New Yorkers to drop trou while taking the subway this Sunday, January 13. Participants are gathering at 6 meeting spots around New York where they will be organized into groups and assigned to different subway cars. This is yet another fun, participatory event being hosted by the… Read more »

Juicy Canvas – Collaborative Creation/Consumption At Its Best!

December 13, 2012   |   filed under Art, Culture, Home, Products, Start-Ups

From Juicy’s Website: Born in communist Russia, 4-year-old Artur immigrated to New York City in ’79 on a Jewish refugee visa with his single redheaded mom, no money and a dream for a better life. Mom struggled working three jobs to put her boychik through graduate school. After grad school, Artur discovered his dad was still alive and an artist. Meeting… Read more »

57 Producers Make One House Track

December 3, 2012   |   filed under Art, Culture, Music, Participation, World Record

From Create Digital Music’s website: “You’ll sometimes hear people complain that there are too many producers in the world. Fine. Let’s have them collaborate on finishing tracks, en masse. With that many cooks in the kitchen, though, you’ll want one master chef in charge of the result. So it’s good news that Swedish production guru… Read more »

The Inside Out Project

November 17, 2012   |   filed under Community, Culture, Large Scale Art Installations, Participation, Photography

From Inside Out Project’s website: “‘I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we’ll turn the world…INSIDE OUT.’ – JR INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged… Read more »