Zeitgeist 2014: An Alzheimer’s Year In Review

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Sunday 14 December 2014
Category: Health

How people who suffer from Alzheimer’s see the news is done before but this new campaign video from the Dutch Alzheimer Foundation is still a surprise for us all. Because it is topical on the December Annual Reviews. Unexpected images that you think that doesn’t belong to the past year.…

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The #IkeaMonkey is back, and he needs your money

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Saturday 13 December 2014
Category: Animal rights

Darwin is a Japanese snow macaque whose image went viral in 2012 when he was found wandering around a Toronto IKEA wearing a shearling coat: Umm saw a monkey in the #ikea parking lot. pic.twitter.com/ZFJdIlQl— Bronwyn Iler Page (@broniewyn) December 9, 2012 Darwin was captured and put into the custody…

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“Save Our Waters”  animates indigenous resistance to Canadian pipelines

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Sunday 7 December 2014
Category: Environment

The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project is a plan transport diluted bitumen from Canada’s Athabasca oil sands to a Pacific port at Kitimat, BC, for transportation to the Asian markets by tanker ships. The project is opposed by many environmental and citizen groups, as well as First Nations (Native Canadian)…

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Cut and paste with The Sun

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Monday 1 December 2014
Category: Discrimination, Media, Women's Issues

What happens if you collect The Sun, the British tabloid, for 6 months, cut out every picture of every man and every woman, find a wall and start sticking? Fine piece of data visualization of Kate Hardie for No More Page 3.

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Asian Vaginas End Racism

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Saturday 22 November 2014
Category: Discrimination

Ever heard a guy say, “I’m not racist, I’ve dated Asian/Latina/Black women before?” Or “I treat my housekeeper like family”. Solo performer, writer and cultural commentator Kristina Wong did an extremely funny comment on video on these meaningless one-liners. Wong’s analysis is so on point.

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Wildlife Aid found the superlative of cuteness with ‘Saving Harry’

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Sunday 16 November 2014
Category: Animal rights

I’m a big fan of the work from Kris Hofmann. Her animations surprise every time and are always completely different. In the animation she made for Wildlife Aid UK she found the superlative of cuteness. It is the story of Harry the hedgehog who exchanged suburbia for life in the…

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SEM campaign asks sick people not to Google their symptoms

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Saturday 15 November 2014
Category: Health

Five years ago, when I was working on the social marketing campaign for the H1N1 pandemic with the Public Health Agency of Canada, one of the first things we did was search engine marketing (SEM). In any public health crisis, the first thing people do is look online for symptoms,…

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Pregnant teen mannequins shock and shame in Venezuela

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Friday 14 November 2014
Category: Women's Issues

Reuters reports that these “pregnant” mannequins, dressed in school uniforms for girls under 15, are a statement about an adolescent pregnancy rate that is one of the worst in South America. Created by Fundana and Construyendo Futuros, the mannequins were set up in a popular Caracas mall. “It’s amazing seeing…

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Jews can make everything funnier. Even YouTube.

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Monday 10 November 2014
Category: Culture

Promoting a comedy convention in Jerusalem without budget, that was the challenge for Hooligans, a creative agency from Tel Aviv. They came with GO HORA!, a digital hora generator, that mixes randomly Jewish hora dances with YouTube hits. Surprisingly, the beat always fits perfectly, and it’s really funny to watch.…

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#RustyRadiator is back with ‘Who Wants to Be A Volunteer’

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Friday 7 November 2014
Category: Awards, Poverty, Developing World

An award that should be superfluous, that is the Rusty Radiator Award. SAIH, the Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund, came last year with the first edition of this award. It is a demand for change the way fundraising campaigns are communicating issues of poverty and development. The promo…

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