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SXSW : Digital doubt, worried about unplugging ? »

SXSW :   Digital doubt, worried about unplugging ?  Some of this years film themes examine the digital revolution on our daily lives.

  As we all get our daily, or minute-to-minute news updates about the crisis in Japan, the question being asked by some of the filmmakers at SXSW is, does this instant digital technology make us better informed, happier, or more productive? NY Times reports : "It would be too much to say that this year’s South by Southwest [...]

Thoughts-of-the-day : Japan is on our mind, and now »

Thoughts-of-the-day : Japan is on our mind, and now radioactive fallout..what to take, do we, or don’t we ?

The Seaweed Gatherer, Inis Oirr, Aran Islands The island women gathered dulisk, an edible seaweed, from the rocks at low tide, and carried it in creels on their backs for as much as a couple of miles to their homes. The dulisk was sold to merchants on the mainland. The women also helped the men gather seaweed for use as manure on the [...]

Activism : Art & Design For Japan, continued »

Activism : Art & Design For Japan, continued

We live in unprecedented times, specifically, in that social media has changed the face of disasters forever.  We can move quickly to create and spread ideas.  Yesterday we posted about W+K's poster for Japan.  Today we add to the list of artists and designers who are offering their photography, prints, tee shirts and leather bracelets for the [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : February to March »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : February to March 2010

Image : Joan Snyder from Women Make Lists People love lists.  Lists tell us where we stand, if only in our heads, and if only for the moment.  So here is our first list of the top posts from the last month.  If you have been here before, many thanks for helping get mixing reality off to a roaring start. If this is your first time, take a [...]

Decompress from Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanos & »

Decompress from Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanos & Nukes with Yoga

Easy to follow, do it in your living room and don't be afraid...let yourself go! It's been a day for the record books, an 8.9 earthquake, huge tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and now the threat of nuclear pollution. So in honor of Friday, and some de-stressing goodness, here is a lesson in yoga from someone who really knows his stuff, Shiva, the [...]

Graphics of Japan Tsunami : Energy & Travel Time »

Graphics of Japan Tsunami : Energy & Travel Time

Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as we reflect on the incredible power of mother nature. Graphics via

Russell Davies reminds me… »

Russell Davies has one of those blogs that has a smart post pretty much every time. But as I was catching up on what he has to say, I came across this little vid, which above all, just reminds me...that's all. 100,000 starlings fill the skies in Poole - 1 Minute: a Vimeo Project from Mark Rigler on Vimeo.

Video-of-the-day : Daniel Craig in heels and Dame »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkp4t5NYzVM&feature=player_embedded Daniel Craig walks in heels, and Dame Judi Dench narrates this short for International Woman's Day, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood,  scripted by Jane Goldman.  Tomorrow,  March 8, 2011 marks IWD's 100th year. Kari Henley writes in the Huffington Post : Have you ever heard [...]

JR’s TED prize ‘wish’ : turn the »

JR’s TED prize ‘wish’ :  turn the world INSIDE OUT

JR has definitely been on our radar these last weeks, and now he has announced his TED prize wish : "I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we'll turn the world...INSIDE OUT." People around the world are encouraged to upload black and white photographic portraits, personal [...]

Pic or Question of the day : Tatooed baby or corporate »

Pic or Question of the day : Tatooed baby or corporate branding ?

This definitely caught our eye;  Dietrich Wegner boldly illustrates that from the moment we're born, we're exposed to corporate branding, with estimates that children see 40,000 ads per year on TV alone.  To illustrate this he has covered real babies in fake tattoos with company logos... the imagery certainly elicits the question of the [...]

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