Sunday, 1 December 2013

CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT



Grey Power by Yoni Lefévre.


This week some photos from Yoni Lefévre's project Grey Power were around the Internet. Lefévre believes that good design begins with empathy and communicating emotions and with his work he aims at creating conceptual solutions for cultural and social issues. I think he is absolutely right. With Grey Power he used drawings made by children of their grandparents to add colour to their lives and create an image boost for that generation. "We are living in a rapidly ageing society. A majority regards this as a negative development. Older people are perceived as standing on the sideline, having lost their independence. But I see the great value this generation can offer." It's all in all a good concept, and a very lovely execution. Have a look at the project here. E.T.P. 10'

Image via The New Yorker.


Should literature be useful? "Two recent studies have concluded that serious literary fiction makes people more empathetic, and humanists everywhere are clinking glasses in celebration. But I wonder whether this is a victory for humanism’s impalpable enrichments and enchantments, or for the quantifying power of social science." Read Lee Siegel's article in The New Yorker. E.T.P. 6'



Still from James Franco & Seth Rogen's parody video via The Huffington Post.


We know that is almost absolutely impossible you haven't seen this by now, but since it's a remarkable example of procrastination we had to post it. Just in case you've been under a stone this week, if you just want to watch it again, and just because it would be awesome if this video had more views than the original one, here's James Franco and Seth Rogen's parody video of Kanye's "Bound 2" "song". E.T.P. 4'14''.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Procrastinator,

    Thanks a lot for making me discovering Yoni Lefévre. I love his approach and it's very relevant to understand my own work. This project about bringing kids' drawing to life in pictures is lovely and very powerful. Actually I would love to see grandparents wearing clothes drawn by their grandchildren everyday in the street. I think this could help to change our vision of elderlies :)

    P.S I quite fell that people don't comment also because when you want to comment you have to click first on a link that says "No comments" ;)

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