Miscellaneous Archive

What an incredible series of woodblock prints by Hasui Kawase. I came across his paintings recently and can’t get enough of the surreal landscapes! It’s almost as if he was able to capture a quiet moment and paint that exact feeling of solitude. Here’s my favorite one.

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

The man was a genius, and is still cited as one of the most influential and inspiring philosophers of all time.  Happy birthday Friedrich Nietzsche!

I’ve been a huge fan of what Gavin has created over at ZenPencils for a while now, and figured this was a perfect opportunity to stir the pot from the usual videos that have been going up recently.  In a nutshell, Gavin takes inspirational quotes from well-known people and turns them into comics and cartoons, and has been incredibly successful at combining the two!

In the cartoon above, he adapts the quote from a commencement speech that Shonda Rhimes (screenwriter, director and television producer) gave at Dartmouth (seen here.) In it, she gives incredible advice on not only following your dreams, but understanding the work, persistence, and sacrifice that goes along with it.  Talk is cheap, action is not!

This was remarkable, I always love coming across videos that don’t say a word but can still speak volumes.  There’s such a crazy contrast between the mellow melody playing in the background and the increased movement seen in the timelapse, all while speaking on a single message:

| “Everybody has a life, but the problem is, we only got one. Every step you take, can affect that one, time never stands still, life isn’t slowing down or waiting for you. So, live your dream, and dream you life, and make it count!”

| We followed teenager Shane Flowers as he weaved through the protests, attempting to let his voice be heard and fight for change with darkness slowly falling on Florissant Avenue. As he moves through the crowds, he hears differing opinions from other protesters on the best ways to fight for change.

What good is justice, if it isn’t given to everyone?

Nick Crocker went ahead and wrote one of the best articles I’ve read recently on life lessons. I’m not usually a big fan of these “lists”, but these are genuinely good points of advice. We here at Silo Number Seven are all about media that matters, and this one is definitely one that has been archived for later reference.

Every now and then I think about the days before the Internet, and just exactly how we got along without the connectedness of the world.  Pretty recently I came across this video that hit the idea on head.  “Look Up” touches on the million different ways we try to connect with each other in our digital age, but are still so alone when it comes down to it.

| “This media we call social is anything but, when we open our computers and its our doors we shut.”

Insightful, to say the least.