Why art matters

28th October, 2011

Eloquent speech by writer, film-maker Shamim Sarif on why art, or more accurately, independent thought matters.


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The permanent exhibit at the Wellcome Trust near Euston station in London is an extraordinary collection of the weird and wonderful from the world of medicine and beyond and well worth your time if you’re in the neighborhood. Read on…

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I recently had the honor of being introduced to one of the most inspirational creative souls I have yet to encounter. Read on…

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One of the most exciting aspects of technology and creativity is that as soon as we have made a rule, someone figures a way to break it. Read on…

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Eloquent speech by writer, film-maker Shamim Sarif on why art, or more accurately, independent thought matters.

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Anywhere else this would look odd. It is not the gun toting driver, a common sight up here, but the extraordinary pattern on his dog that caught my eye. Read on…

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Having been brought up suckling at the teat of consumerism, it was only in my later teenage years that I started to notice that the more stuff I was collecting around me, the more hollow I was actually feelingĀ and yet the more I felt was missing Read on…

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German author Patrick Suskind’s first novel ‘Das Parfum’ had a profound effect when I first read it. Beautifully written, it sparked my interest in one of our often ignored, or at least, poorly understood five primary senses, smell. Read on…

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Considering how much affinity I have for typography, graphic design and communication graphics, I rarely spend much time on them here. So how about starting to fix that with this beautifully executed magazine refresh Read on…

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With some great examples of optical illusion, Beau Lotto explores how we see what we see. Read on…

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Supporting my theory from my previous post on our dormant senses, this video follows the story of Ben Underwood a kid who lost his eyes to cancer aged three and has managed to figure a way of ‘seeing’ without them. Read on…

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I have a fascination with our abilities to perceive and have often thought, as I’m sure many others have, that we have other abilities beyond our five generally accepted senses. Read on…

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A musical masterpiece was produced in 1972 by Ernie Hines. Read on…

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Wrapping up this weekend’s subject of Decisions with what is considered, at least in western 20th century lore to be one of the great lines of our times Read on…

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Continuing the topic of Decision Making… One of the core stages of moving from decision to action is at the arrival of a tipping point.
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Great lecture from Simon Sinek on the importance of believing in what you do. Read on…

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Now for a subject that we should all consider with greater regularity… Decision making. Specifically, what drives us to make decisions. Read on…