The Story of Stuff: Exposing the Effects of Human Consumption

The Story of Stuff: Exposing the Effects of Human Consumption

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute short film about the effects of human consumption, a cheerful but somewhat brutal assessment of how much Americans waste. The thick-lined drawings of the Earth, a factory and a house are meant to convey the cycle of human consumption, as are the pictures of dark puffs of factory smoke and outlines of skulls and crossbones that represent polluting chemicals floating in the air. It’s a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls for the creation of a more sustainable and just world.

The Story of Stuff: Exposing the Effects of Human Consumption

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The Waking Artist: The Loneliness of a Modern Artist

The Waking Artist: The Loneliness of a Modern Artist

The Waking Artist is a darkly poetic short film by Jacob Mendel.  The film is a modern adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Hunger Artist and follows the journey of a cinematic artist who refuses to sleep.  Mendel’s short film tells a story of the isolation and alienation of the modern artist, a condition explored earlier by Kafka in his 1922 short story.  Similar to Kafka’s work, The Waking Artist shows the irony of an artist’s asceticism and dreams for transcendence through artistic excellence, coming instead to symbolize a desolate, joy-deprived man who is incapable of feeling or showing any sense of exuberance.

The Waking Artist: The Loneliness of a Modern Artist

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Photo of the Day: Times Square Pink Frilliness Parasol World

Photo of the Day: Times Square Pink Frilliness Parasol World

Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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