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Creativity + culture + commerce

Creativity + culture + commerce

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dumbdumb dumbdumb is an award-winning comedy enterprise led by Hollywood handsome guys, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. We create and produce brand-inspired digital content for distribution across all platforms. Using a brand’s personality, marketing objectives, and Arnett and Bateman’s well-known comedic tone, dumbdumb enhances traditional marketing, advertising, and is ultimately revolutionizing the way advertisers connect with their audiences. With the backing and distribution power of Ben Silverman’s Digital Entertainment Studio, Electus, and Barry Diller’s IAC/Interactive Corp, dumbdumb is a valuable strategic and creative resource for brands looking to harness the power of entertainment and humor. In 2012 dumbdumb made its first foray into film with a feature-length documentary co-produced with Electus.

Fill the Silence Fill the Silence True facts for when you find yourself in the middle of an awkward pause. (2014 Webby Awards Nominee!) About 22 Apr (via)I’m nominated for a Webby Award! Vote for me? 22 Apr (via)I’m nominated for a Webby Award! 20 Awe-Inspiring TED Talks for Artists & Designers September 19th, 2010 By Alvina Lopez Finding things that inspire you to excel in your career or college education as an artist or designer is essential to your long-term success. Perhaps one of the best places to seek out this inspiration is from those who are already working in the field and who create works of art and design that are at the cutting edge, push boundaries and innovate in exciting ways.

Understanding & Growing Your Creative Mind Pt. 1/3 This is a very difficult and abstract topic. Even though it’s one we know well, there is no question the core aspects of this concept are difficult to grasp. Creativity is a foundational and highly celebrated part of our reality and a critical factor of many modern-day careers, passions and hobbies. Many of us desire and celebrate this phenomenon, but the foundational aspects can be elusive. How does one become creative?

These 30 Creative Ambient Ads Know How To Grab Your Attention Companies trying to sell you a product will do anything to cram their ads down your throat, but it’s always nice when they show a bit of creativity and taste when trying to get your attention. Ambient ads are one such specific form of advertisement, which seeks at once to become a part of its environment and to draw your attention to it. Whether it’s a spoof product, a well-placed and designed billboard, or something else, the point is to get your attention and make you think. It all began when the power of traditional media started declining, giving way to innovative off-the-shelf advertising ideas.

Humans in Design A classic nudge - a tiny behavioural intervention that leads people to a particular behaviour but doesn’t force it - is the placement of graphs on power bills. Specifically graphs that compare your current rate of use to your neighbours and, sometimes, yourself. But can a tiny graph really work? Yes it can. This little intervention has been proven to lead to a decrease in power use that is at least somewhat sustained over time. Featured Artist We are sure the wondrous creative nexus you find yourself in is the product of a long, beautiful and challenging journey. When did you first start creating art? Where do the roots of such an incredible blossoming of creative energy lie?

John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative by Maria Popova “Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. prosthetic knowledge Fashion label set up by Clement Balavoine features collections which were designed with AAA game design tool used to create clothing for virtual characters: Neuro is a reflection on the present and future of the fashion industry. With recent evolution in the technological and digital world, the way we develop things and communicate is tremendously mutating. Neuro project has explored one of the possible directions that the fashion industry could take… Inspired by concept artists working within the video game and film industries, 3D software’s were used to not only change the process of garment construction but also defy traditional production times.

Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita Constellation is an ongoing series of portraits by New York artist Kumi Yamashita known most prominently for her innovative light and shadow sculptures. Each image is constructed from a single unbroken black thread wound through a dense array of galvanized nails mounted on a painted white board, meaning that the darker areas within the portrait are formed solely from the density of the string. Colossal is no stranger to artworks created with thread and nails, but these are certainly some of the most impressive and intricate works I’ve ever seen made using this method.

More time means more money: the link between creativity and time To Our Faithful Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online. The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years. 11 shocking new social media statistics in America By Jay Baer, president of Convince & Convert, a leading social media strategy consultancy. Jay will be a keynote speaker at Foodservice Social Media Universe 2012. You think social media is reaching maturity, and the whipsaw behavioral shifts that change like a Dwight Howard trade request are things of the past? Uhhh, no. Recent findings from social media behavioral researcher Tom Webster and the team at Edison Research show some shocking changes in how Americans use and consume social media.

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