Thursday, November 29, 2007

Internets Environmental Crises: Tech CEO Jason Calacanis Exposes Pollution of Another Sort

Waste is not a problem just facing our "physical" plane, and our natural environment - waste has become a crises of our "mental " plane and our artificial and manufactured environment.

Humans now confront an information overload driven by the explosion of mass media and the Internet. As the explosion has reached epic proportion, the quality of the information has deteriorated and infiltrated the mental landscape of the global audience. Waste has become not only the byproduct of the phenomena, but has actually become a business in its own right when companies such as those creating technologies driving "spam" into the in-box of our email system, and ultimately our minds.

Here is a presentation (and heated discussion with the audience) by Jason Calacanis, CEO of given at GNOMEDEX, on the subject of the Internet's "environmental crises," and the opportunities and challenges for change (including those within his own business).

*Originally Posted on The Lohasian

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Mattel's War on Children: Bio Chemist and Renowned Author Speaks Out

Renowned bio-chemist, and co-author of "Cradle to Cradle", Michael Braungart speaks at the Cradle to Cradle conference in the Netherlands. His speech is an eye opening look at the malicious war on our kids health by companies like Mattel. A must see for any parent.

*Originally Posted on The Lohasian

(Running Time: 3:35)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Artivist Film Festival Inspires and Celebrates Social Change in Pictures

"ARTIVIST International Film Festival" opens on November 8th at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angels. The event marries film and social activism to create a groundbreaking forum profiling and inspiring social activists through the moving pictures medium. The festival highlight films, and awards projects and individuals, whose dedication is exemplary in the fields of Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Rights.

This year marks the fourth year of the event. In addition to Los Angeles, the festival will travel to Lisbon Portugal (Dec. 1- 2), and London, U.K (Dec. 8-9). This year, the festival awards Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano, Claes Nobel of the Nobel Prize Family, and the winning films of the Artivist Film Festival.

Past recipients include Joaquin Phoenix, Mathew McConoughey, Daryl Hannah, James Cromwell, Ed Begley Jr., Tippi Hedren and Mike Farrell. The event promises to spark the heart of the activist in all attendees.

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*Originally posted on The Lohasian

Friday, November 2, 2007

"Darfur Now" by Ted Braun - Exposing a Modern Day Genocide, A Documentary

Photo by Lyndsey Addario

"Darfur Now, " directed by Ted Braun opens today in limited theaters. The documentary exposes the travesties that led to some 200,000 killings and 2.5 million displaced humans in the region. Following the activism of several big name celebs such as George Clooney and Don Cheadle the film helps the audience take a good look not only the horrors of the modern day genocide but at the solutions that we can mobilize. The film is produced by Participant Productions, the same visionaries that brought the Inconvenient Truth to the world. recently interviewed Braun, Click HERE to read.

*Initially posted on The Lohasian

Animated Documentary Advertising - How Coca Cola Tries To Make Big Business Cute

Does advertising disguised as entertainment go down easier? What happens when Coca Cola goes "cute?" Here is "Coca Cola: Inside the Happiness Factory" from Wieden + Kennedy. You decide.

*Originally Posted on The Lohasian

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"NYAKA: Orphans of Aids"

NYAKA: Orphans of Aids (Produced by Ira Zinman) is a riveting documentary taking the viewer through a heartfelt journey into an AIDS orphanage in Uganda. The film reveals the victories and challenges that survivors face and the mission of this remarkable organization. For more information on the orphanage contact the NYAKA School website.