Archive for January, 2011

The Sartorialist

Intel’s “Visual Life” campaign presents an aptly aesthetic profile of famed street photographer / people watcher Scott “The Sartorialist” Schumann.

(via TheDailyWhat)

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Teaching the world how to listen – Evelyn Glennie

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.

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Superhero – A Visual Poem

“Superhero” — a visual poem about mental illness by Laura Burke, a recovering schizophrenic.

Mental illness touches everyone: our friends, co-workers, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters … and even our children.

The statistics are staggering … 1 in 5 suffer from a mental illness, that’s 20% of our population but yet only 4% of the total healthcare budget is spent on our mental health.

As a result, mental illness drains 51 billion dollars in lost productivity from the Canadian economy each year.

We need to do more than just talk about it, we need to invest in programs and services that will make a difference in people’s lives.

The stigma is huge and until we accept people with a mental illness we won’t be able to move forward and make a real difference.

Remember mental illness affects us all so please help where you can.

Let’s start with acceptance.

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