Possibly the greatest find of the week
Do you know Behance?
Their vision is to empower the creative world to make ideas happen.
and in part their have done this by creating a scrolling platform on which you can post your art - from images to videos, via Slideshare and written content.
In many ways, it is like Storify but better*, when it comes to recording a projects work.
Perfect example is my — Looking Back at Road to Rio+20’s Online Communications evaluation, which has taken points out of the simple Google Doc version and made it more inviting to read.
Imagine if tons of campaign/organisation evaluations were on a platform like this. Easy to set up. read and search for, so that we can learn from each other on how to push action forward and be more creative.
We can remodel Behance’s vision into “empowering the organisational world to make creative ideas happen”
Anyways, I am also interested in what can be done with this platform apart from evaluations and showing of art projects. Maybe it could be another way of showing content on a complicated issue or a 1 sheet training manual.
* However, Storify does have the bonus, of bringing together different social media content and the ability to be embedded onto websites.
Ira Glass on the Secret of Success in Creative Work
In case you thought creativity is too hard work, or you will never be creative, but you want to be. This 2minute video is just for you
When I looked out of the airplane window, as we flew over the Amazon - I noticed the fields, and the little amount of trees.
Luckily for an area of Amazon the size of Wales will be saved, by the efforts of the Size of Wales campaign.
I don’t know who their financial backers are; but for each Facebook Like they gain - they also gain a £1 to go towards Amazon rainforest protection.
So - find a rich person - get people to like you - and maybe focus on nationalism(certain defined local areas) to get people to act.
WWF’s Earth Book.
Ahead of Rio+20, there is a need for everyone just to remember how brilliant our world is & why we need action at this UN summit in June.
WWF simply have made you be the person who helps create the Earth Book via your own travels, photos and stories.
Don’t just share a campaign with everyone - Share it with everyone that matters.
Imagine if we could just as easily share a local campaign or organisation with everyone in a small town - without having to resort to going through our social media list one by one.
Everything is a Remix.
This excellent 4-part documentary looks into how creativity is just a remix and how this has caused problems for social evolution.
It is worth watching as it strengthens your awareness of remixing campaigns that have a creative streak.
Watch the whole series at http://www.everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/
Stories and myths are a strong conversation tool for NGO’s. The guy behind the creative side of Story of Stuff explains why.
Via Casper Ter Kuile
What are the laws regarding protestors that are 5 inches high?
Full article on the Russian protest http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/26/doll-protesters-problem-russian-police