Bestselling journalist and author Jonah Lehrer shows how new research is deepening our understanding of the human imagination and considers how this new science can make us happier.
Dr Richard Florida, one of the world's leading experts on economic competitiveness, demographic trends and cultural and technological innovation shows how developing the full human and creative capabilities of each individual, combined with institutional supports such as commercial innovation and new industry, will put us back on the path to economic and social prosperity.
Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/why-creativity-is-the...
source -: RSA.org
I am Here is a public art work developed in Hackney borough of London, raising the issue about the increasing number of half-empty and locked housing estates in contemporary cities. The project aims at humanizing the Haggerston & Kingsland building by replacing the 67 bright orange boards fitted over the windows of all the empty flats with large-scale pictures of its residents.
Some of the best quotes:
“The challenge with most startups is just dealing with the emotional ups and downs, which can be huge.”
500 Startups’s Dave McClure
“You worry all of the time.”
Zendesk founder Mikkel Svane
“I hit this wall of fear when we were about 30 people.”
Julia Hartz of EventBrite
“I’ve had my share of failures. That’s kinda what makes a person ready for success.”
Scott Kveton of Urban Airship, who pitched VCs unsuccessfully 30 times before hitting pay dirt
“You’re gonna screw up.”
Dan Levin, COO of Box
“Not all of us can lead. But this is a special type of sport.”
Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger Network
“If we don’t allow ourselves to make mistakes, we will never invest in things that are radical.”
Jeff Clavier, VC, Soft Tech
“Be brazen, but don’t be arrogant.”
Kate Rutter, cofounder of LUXr
The workshop we hosted brought with it new gifts, two participants innovated ont eh basic ONEshot zine format and created a newer look. We got some things sold, and otherwise got inspired on many levels.
In the coming days we will edit the footage, and share the inside look at the first Annual Independent publication fair at INDEX
thanks to the PUBLISHED AND BE DAMNED plus the team at INDEX, Egle you rock steady keep going --Diana
thanks for being an awesome host. Vi ses
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PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED: NORDIC MODELS
Friday 12 October – Saturday 13 October 2012
Visiting address: Kungsbro strand 19, 112 26 Stockholm, Sweden
Publish and be Damned: Nordic Models is a two-day convention that brings together independent publishers and distributors from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The project is conceived by Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in collaboration with London-based organisation Publish and be Damned. The convention unfolds as a conference and a fair, which will be accompanied by workshops open to members of the public. Books, fanzines, magazines and critical journals from diverse Nordic cultural scenes will be presented alongside other international publications from the archives of Publish and be Damned. The convention examines whether “Nordic models” in artist-led and grass-roots self-publishing culture are emerging. On the one hand it seeks to identify shared methods for staging and debating the intersection of text-based visual art with literature, poetry, theory, philosophy and translation. On the other, it focuses on the socio-political, economic, cultural and technologic working conditions of the participants in order to explore how their specific perspectives respond to local and international contexts defined by free-market and/or informal economies of exchange.
CONFERENCE: Friday, 12 October, 3 – 9 p.m.
Artists and writers will discuss current conditions in publishing practice, in particular the relationship between trade and community. The panels will analyse the speakers’ role as catalysts in the evolution of self-publishing media and distribution strategies in their respective countries.
15.15 Welcome by Diana Baldon, director Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation
15.20 Introduction to “Nordic Models” by Kit Hammonds, co-founder Publish and be Damned
16.00 Panel discussion Artist/Researcher/
Writer.Participants: Anni Puolakka and Jenni Sutela, designer and artist, OK Do (Helsinki), Kim West, writer and editor of SITE (Stockholm), OEI (Stockholm) and Kunstkritikk (Oslo). Moderation: Diana Baldon
17.00 Screening of Lotta Lotass’s Fjärrskrift (2011, 60 mins, Swedish). Introduction by Drucksache (Stockholm)
18.15 Panel discussion Distribution/
Distributed/Self-Organised. Participants: Brett Bloom, artist Half Letter Press & Temporary Services (Copenhagen/Chicago), Anne Szafer Karlsen, Crtl+Z (Bergen). Moderation: Kit Hammonds
19.15 Ola Ståhl & Carl Lindh, In Edit Mode Press (Malmö) present TapeWorks (with Charles Bernstein)
19.40 Book launches of new publications by the invited publishers
FAIR: Saturday, 13 October, 3 – 9 p.m.
Index’s gallery space is made available to the invited publishers and distributors from Århus, Bergen, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Malmö, Oslo, Reykjavík, Tromsø and Turku to sell and trade their printed matter. The fair is an opportunity for visitors to discover and purchase titles not easily accessible otherwise, and to meet in person a range of producers often invisible. It also offers a meeting point for publishers and editors to foster new partnerships and a social community.Participants: Pork Salad Press (Copenhagen), Half Letter Press & Temporary Services (Copenhagen/Chicago),
continent. journal(Copenhagen), Sideprojects(Århus), Napa Books (Helsinki), OK Do magazine (Helsinki), Iconoclas t Publications(Turku), Útúrdúr press (Reykjavik), Torpedo Press (Oslo), Ctrl+Z Publishing (Bergen), Kuk & Parfyme (Tromsø/Oslo), Kome til deg i Tidende (Oslo), OEI Editor (Stockholm), In Edit Mode Press (Malmö), SITE magazine (Stockholm), WITNAS ( Gothenburg), B-B-B-Books ( Stockholm), DRUCKSACHE ( Stockholm), Geist magazine (Stockholm).
WORKSHOPS: To engage audience groups in the socially-minded and grass-roots nature of independent publishing tradition, two workshops will be concurrent to the conference and the fair. To sign up please contact Louise Dyhlén on email@example.com
or call 08 5021 98 38Friday, 12 October, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (for 20 participants of all ages)
A fanzine factory led by Sideprojects will involve participants to produce zines for themselves, and discover print-making techniques, experiment with editing, impaginating, printing, binding and folding fanzines. Sideprojects is an Århus-based publishing collective that considers itself an analog and web-based publishing and communication platform.Saturday, 13 October, 12 – 1:30 p.m. (for 10 participants of all ages)
Shack-ed(it)-ing Workshop led by Editors WITNAS. This workshop takes the idea of ‘shack’ as a conceptual and methodological starting point in order to consider the editorial process as collective effort. Using what is at hand, either gathered on-site or brought in advance, participants will build a makeshift structure with texts, images and materials in order to examine more closely the editorial concept of ‘picking and choosing.’ The ensuing reading, discussion, suggestions, corrections and selections will culminate in the forthcoming issue of their critical journal, WITNAS #8. It will be published simultaneously to the convention.
Index is funded by the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm, and Stockholm County Council. This project is kindly supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, The Swedish-Danish Cultural Foundation, OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, and Connect Hotel City.
With thanks to the publishers, editors and distributors, as well as to Iaspis and Willem Andersson.