Leonard da Vinci Plan of Imola

About losers, thieves and the last job on earth: Our links of the month

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This edition of our links of the month focuses exclusively on fantastic video content from various sources. Sure, they are not brand new but even if you’ve seen them already — It’s very nice to see them again. We tried.

“Maybe we all need a reminder that every success story is incomplete without its difficult chapter.” Nice Video Essay by Adam Westbrook about hard work and a loser: Leonardo da Vinci

Meet Alice, holder of the last recognizable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world.’The Last Job on Earth’ is a film produced in collaboration with the Guardian Sustainable Business section.

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Viktor M. Vasnetov The Flying Carpet

Freedom is a Myth: Interview with David Kayrouz – Last Part of our Bricolage Series

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In part three, the final part, in our bricolage series we take the topic beyond the dominant notion of re-using available experiences and material to create original and new solutions together with David Kayrouz of Creative Pathways, a consultancy based in New Zealand. David is a passionate practitioner of bricolage as creative discipline but he takes it a step further: “the ‘resurrection’ of the existing is an integral part of the process, but personally I believe and see an important future lies in the use of bricolage through the amorphous possibilities available for a preferred connecting with the bricoleur’s senses through their free choice of media. 

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Boyan Slat The Ocean Cleanup

Leveraging the past to create the future: Part two of our Bricolage feature

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In our first part of this Bricolage feature, we explored Bricolage as a potential answer to tackle problems, and to enhance creativity through improvisation, playfulness, and experiments. However, not all the problems are easily resolvable, and often the solutions are more harmful than the actual issue. In his interview with AoA , artist Bernard Pras, explains that it is difficult to anticipate the malicious effect of innovation: “we create new products as we need it, and it is often fantastic, but there is always a negative side that one could – or not – anticipate, and sometimes the malicious side takes on the initial magic of the invention.”

By taking a look at environmental issues on our starship earth and the research for new energy sources, a clear example lies in the manufacture of photovoltaic panels.

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Bernard Pras Einstein

Bricolage: Innovation without destruction

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‘Pour explorer le champ des possibles, le bricolage est la méthode la plus efficace’ (‘To explore the scope of possibilities, bricolage is the most efficient method’)
Hubert Reeves 

Yes, the world became extremely complex and it is fair to admit that we engage with problems and new challenges on a daily basis – on a personal and societal level. We strive to find new solutions most of the time by innovating.

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Bernard Pras La Vague

“I speak of phantom memory” – Interview with bricoleur Bernard Pras

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At first, an exposition of Bernard Pras only slightly differs from a bric-a-brac store. There are piles of objects and materials that seem to be randomly arranged on the ground such as during a Sunday garage sale. However by looking at each of the parts you realize that they are tied together, ingeniously aligned to draw and replicate a well-known image, but only when seen from a certain perspective. The french artist, fond of Bricolage and Improvisation, uses an anamorphic perspective to turn 3D into 2D.

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Peter Tomaž Dobrila Spring Steel II

Culture Generates Evolution – Interview with Musician and Multimedia Artist Peter Tomaž Dobrila

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How do you describe a musician that plays over 30 instruments and in order to get feedback from his audience “locked the room, didn’t let anyone out, and then just made big noise”. Nothing fancy you think? But what if the person telling you this with a smile is also an engineer and an official employee of the ministry of culture of his home republic of Slovenia? We think it is best to try to stay as close as possible to the core: Peter Tomaž Dobrila is an electronic and information technology engineer as well as a musician who focuses on the creative use of the new technologies.

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