The Majestic Plastic Bag is a clever and disturbing Attenborough-style mock documentary about the life of a plastic bag.
“Over the course of its life the plastic bag will cover vast distances through neighbourhoods and across parks … the bag will travel hundreds of miles to join the thriving community of plastic known as the great pacific garbage patch.”
What does Salvador Dali eat for breakfast? Surreal.
Who is the famous barnyard painter? Pablo Pigcasso.
Why did the artist apply for a loan? He was baroque.
What is an artist baby’s first word? Dada.
What do artists spice their food with? Cezannings.
OK, OK … last one.
Sir Ken Robinson continues to challenge ideas on reforming education, claiming that we’ve sold ourselves into a 'fast food model' of education which is draining our spirit and energy. Reformation is just not good enough, he says — we need a revolution!
“We need to live differently in the 21st century. To live differently involves thinking differently, which involves seeing the world and ourselves from a new perspective,” says Matthew Taylor of the RSA, the charity committed to social change, and the creators of the delightful RSA Animate series which has revolutionized the way complex ideas are illustrated.
May 15th is International Conscientious Objector’s Day. The world over, men and women are still being imprisoned for avoiding conscription or deserting the army on moral or religious grounds.
It is often said that Nichiren’s Buddhism begins and ends with his great treatise 'On Establishing The Correct Teaching For The Peace Of The Land'. Eddy Canfor-Dumas offers some thoughts on its relevance today, especially to those practising Buddhism within the SGI.