Peter Durand

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Cognitive Media Animate: Bill Gates – Vaccines Save Lives

In Journal on January 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm

In this animation created by Cognitive Media in partnership with the Gates Foundation, Bill Gates discusses the incredible lifesaving power of vaccines. In particular, he highlights the case of polio, which is 99 percent eradicated and within reach of being the second disease to ever be completely eliminated from the world.

Stellar Articles by Sunni Brown & Mike Rohde on A List Apart!

In Journal on January 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm

A List Apart : JANUARY 25, 2011 : http://www.alistapart.com/issues/322

Gamestorming: A Videographic Explanation

In Journal on January 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm
(From Parker Lee at www.xplane.com)

As you may remember, a few months ago Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers hit shelves. Today, I'm excited to share with you a new XPLANE video that offers a sneak peek into the inner-makings of the book and why it is so unique, and useful, in today's business world. The three-minute video, created by our ever-brilliant creative team, can be seen on YouTube and on Vimeo.

For the most part the video was created with markers, whiteboards, sticky notes, paper and other "low-tech" tools commonly used in Gamestorming.

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Innovationarts in a nutshell: An Explanimation

In Journal on January 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm
The Innovationarts team wanted to put across what we do in a way that lives what we do. We hope you enjoy it!

We're increasingly being asked to help organisations communicate the decisions they make in our DesignSessions. This is one such example of what we can do. It's been written, produced and directed by our team. For more of our creative services, take a look at arts+

(via @puppetopera)

Be “Gamestormed” with New Video from XPLANE!

In Journal on January 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm
From Parker Lee at www.xplane.com

As you may remember, a few months ago Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers hit shelves. Today, I'm excited to share with you a new XPLANE video that offers a sneak peek into the inner-makings of the book and why it is so unique, and useful, in today's business world. The three-minute video, created by our ever-brilliant creative team, can be seen on YouTube and on Vimeo.

For the most part the video was created with markers, whiteboards, sticky notes, paper and other "low-tech" tools commonly used in Gamestorming.

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Brushes Painting: Kleetopia

In Journal on January 21, 2011 at 7:57 am

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Brushes Painting: Precipitation

In Journal on January 21, 2011 at 7:55 am

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Home is Whenever I’m With You

In Journal on January 10, 2011 at 7:13 am

Sweet! Street Art Slideshow on Flickr

In Journal on January 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm

The Neuroscience of Improvisation

In Health, Journal, Science, TED, video on January 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I have always wanted to have my brain scanned while listening and scribing. One limitation is that I’d have to lay immobilized on my back in a giant beige magnet.

On a vacation a few years ago, I described what I do for a living to family friend who is a neuropathologist.

When I asked him what happens in my brain while I listen and draw images to capture ideas on large surfaces, he replied: “Why, your whole brain is lit up like a Christmas tree!”

Charles Limb is a doctor and a musician who researches the way musical creativity works in the brain.

He wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.
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