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Spike Jonze captures Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck »

Spike Jonze captures Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck performance

Filmmaker Spike Jones says of this incredible piece of video : The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer in LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil [...]

Kickstarter Project : Vanishing of the Bees : »

Kickstarter Project : Vanishing of the Bees : Educational Version

Vanishing of the Bees is a film narrated by Oscar-nominated actor, Ellen Page.  The story follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S.  The film explores the struggles the two friends face as they plead their case on Capital Hill, [...]

Owen William Fritts & »

Owen William Fritts & (nike)RED+CAP+52LTD+earthAWARE

Portland designer and sustainability advocate Owen William Fritts has conceived an exciting new art installation for display at the upcoming Cascade AIDs Project art auction, and he needs help from the community in bringing it to life.   Called a "STORYpod", the piece will be an organic structure of hand-woven branches entwined [...]

Love the Future = Support Ai Weiwei »

Love the Future = Support Ai Weiwei

As a follow up to our post yesterday on the disappearance of Ai Weiwei: The Chinese government's crackdown on the human rights activism of Ai Weiwei, inspired the netizens of China to devise another way to communicate regarding the recent disappearance of the artist.  The Chinese symbol for "love the future" is very close to the symbol for [...]

Chinese Artist/Activist Ai Weiwei vanishes into »

Chinese Artist/Activist Ai Weiwei vanishes into custody.

Photograph: Lennart Preiss/AP As reported in the PBS video below, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was taken into custody yesterday.  He has not been heard from since. In the wake of the uprisings in the Arab world, the Chinese government has instituted a crackdown on Weiwei's actions, his privacy and his activist activities concerning a [...]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s prophetic last »

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s prophetic last speech

On the 43rd anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  we are moved to post his last speech.  A speech, which was chillingly prophetic of what was to transpire the very next day, April 4, 1968.   Below please find John Legend's version of U2's tribute : Pride (In the Name of Love) in which Dr. King leaves us with the [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : March to April, »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : March to April, 2011

Images : Leo Reynolds No fooling, it's been a great few weeks for us at mixingreality.  In the coming days we will be adding contributors and some reviews of curated goodies that we think you might enjoy.  In the meantime, here are the top ten posts from the last time we made a list of your favorites.  Enjoy!  And do let us know what you are [...]

Charitable controversy? HELP JAPAN : Should we »

Charitable controversy?  HELP JAPAN :  Should we contribute by consuming?

Given all the goodwill and charitable efforts around the Japan disaster, there is always going to be the critic, the one to shed light in those dark corners where asking the tough questions can create quite a stir.  Currently,  John Pavlus is probing :  "Is This Poster to Aid Japan's Tsunami Victims a Crime Against Design?"  Designers like [...]

RIP Elizabeth Taylor : 1932 – 2011 »

RIP Elizabeth Taylor : 1932 – 2011

Violet eyes, famous marriages, film star from the age of nine, and vulgar jewelry aside, we want to remember Elizabeth Taylor, who died today of congestive heart failure.  May her unfailing dedication to AIDS funding, and those who suffer with it, remain a legacy that outlasts her enduring image. Rest in peace, [...]

World Water Day March 22 : Water Kills »

World Water Day March 22 : Water Kills

World Water Day is March 22, 2011.  Solidarités International and its agency BDDP Unlimited unveil a campaign to build awareness of the scourge of undrinkable water. Today,  it is estimated that 3.6 million people,  including 1.5 million children under the age of 5, die every year from water-born diseases borne from contaminated [...]

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