To This Day Project – Shane Koyczan

To This Day Project – Shane Koyczan

This video posted February 19, 2013 and has since gone viral accumulating 5 million views (and counting). Connecting with audiences, and being praised in the media as Slate called the video “beautiful,” Yahoo! News dubbed it “powerful” and Mashable promised that it will “reshape your views on name calling, harassment and pain.”

Shane Koyczan launched a “To This Day” anti-bullying project, explaining on the project’s website that his own experiences with bullying as a youngster inspired him to want to confront and raise awareness about this widespread problem. Saying:

“My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.

Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point.” – Shane

For more on this subject check out the following resources:

Reuters, Psychological effects of bullying can last years, by Generva Pittman- link

Shane Koyczan “To This Day” http://www.tothisdayproject.comHelp this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. Please share generously.

Find Shane on Facebook – http://on.fb.me/Vwdi65
or on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/koyczan

Shane sends out one new poem each month via email. You might like to join us. http://www.shanekoyczan.com

Find anti-bullying resources at http://www.bullying.org

Dozens of collaborators from around the world helped to bring this piece to life. Learn more about them and the project athttp://www.tothisdayproject.com

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V Motion Project

This Kinect hack would be my favorite way to become famous all it needs is a voice modulator with instant looping.

The V Motion Project is an attempt to create music using motion and the Kinect. The two Kinects it utilizes each have different uses — one Kinect controls the visuals while the other one controls the audio in Ableton. The result is a mesmerizing musical display that’s easily one of the best hacks in this category.

Check out the video to see the hack in action! And be sure to check out their YouTube channel and website for more information on the V Motion Project.

Timelapse- The Manhattan Project

Cameron Michael captures the movement of Manhattan with this time-lapse production.  This video makes you feel like you have just spent your entire Sunday walking through the streets of Manhattan.Although Michael admittedly “bent” a few laws while filming The Manhattan Project, this adventure seems to have been well worth the effort.  Truly, a visual masterpiece.

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The Manhattan Project HD1080P from Cameron Michael on Vimeo.

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Dancer’s Among Us

BE passionate joyful euphoric intense desperate present ALIVE

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I am  inspired by this community art project “Dancers Among Us” by Jordan Matter. Centered around embracing life with enthusiasm and fevor. Taking one moment and experiencing the time you have with it to the fullest. Truly letting your internal fire or soul be expressed and then captured.  Let’s try and bring life to living.

Artist’s  Statement:

The inspiration for this project came to me one afternoon as I watched my son play with his toy bus. I was trying to follow the fantasy racing through his three-year-old mind, as he intensely played with a yellow plastic box and armless figurines. At least that’s what I saw. He saw a thriving community rushing to catch the 77 local bus to Australia. He frantically jumped in place, mouth agape and slapping his knees, joyously reacting to a world I couldn’t see, but one nonetheless powerfully present for him. As we get older and wiser, what happens to this enthusiasm, this ability to be wholly present in the moment? Why are these pure moments of passion so often replaced by cynicism, boredom, and indifference? As I played with my son, I thought about creating photographs that would show the world as if through the fantastical eyes of a child. The people in the images would be alive and in the moment, celebrating all aspects and emotions of everyday life.

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