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The work that Invisible Children does is only possible because of our donors. In 2012 alone, they funded the distribution of 470,000 defection fliers, awarded 950 scholarships for students, and rallied to get a bill passed through Congress. The impact they have made, are making, and will make is incomparable and we - along with the thousands of people their donations are directly helping - are eternally grateful.
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The band OneRepublic has teamed up with Ad Council and Save The Children to record a song based off the heartbeats of children in Malawi and Guatemala for a campaign called Every Beat Matters. They used heartbeats, people. Actual heartbeats.
Using a specialized stethoscope connected to an iPhone (technology today!), the data was then sent to OneRepublic. Most of the children had heartbeats of between 130-140 bpm, and from a musical perspective, it’s the perfect tempo. What transpired was a heartfelt single (pun intended) called “Feel Again.”
You can download the song, and all sales benefit the Every Beat Matters campaign and help frontline health workers bring hope to millions of children around the world.
In a recent TED talk, a man by the name of Rob Legato invites us into his world of wizardry. The man behind capturing the launching of Apollo 13‘s rockets and exploringTitanic’s wreckage shows us how these scenes transport us to a completely different place and time, where spectacle and awe are just as important as love and hope.
Watch his TED talk to see what we mean.
Our Californian folkmaster-fresh friends Branches have uploaded their monthly cover; August’s offering is a proper recording of their live crowd favorite take on The Darkness’s falsetto-furied “I Believe In A Thing Called Love.”
It has honestly been a pleasure to be able to have this group in the Invisible Children family. Their generosity and talent is unmatched, and their debut album Thou Art The Dream still remains one of the most incredible releases of the year.
Watch their cover of The Darkness below, and check out their YouTube page for more covers and performances.
Prepare for yourself – you are not ready for some of the notes Natalie hits.
Watch it here!
Channel 4 Paralympics said it well in this video:
“Forget everything you thought you knew about strength. Forget everything you thought you knew about humans. It’s time to do battle. Meet the superhumans.”
Welcome to a world with no barriers, a world where possibilities are endless and potential is limitless.
Impact of the internet
Remember when Twitter recently crashed for what felt like an eternity? It was more along the lines of a few hours, but in cyberspace, hours of silence can easily seem like a lifetime. Moral of the story: the internet has become more important than ever, and it’s important to acknowledge the growing sense of community. Enter Craigslist Joe.
In a documentary intended to prove the interconnectedness within social media, one man attempts to live off of Craigslist with no money, or contact with anyone he knows. His final goals? 1. Survive 2. Travel America.
You can expect to find us at the midnight premiere.
The loss of language
As storytellers, we value language and words and idioms and dialects. The conversation must continue and it must remain rich.
In an effort to preserve the 3,000+ languages at risk of disappearing by the turn of the century,Google has collaborated with the Endangered Languages Project. Check out the video to catch the vision.
Every individual is an inspiration to someone in their life.
Here’s how the top 40 inspirational speeches from the movies you love, collaborated to bring you one ultra-inspiring speech.
An idea’s infectivity
Here’s what we learned today: ideas are just as real as the neurons they inhabit.
After watching “Radical Openness,” a short film exploring the world of opportunity created by the free flow of information, our jaws hit the floor. Forward-thinker Jason Silva reminded us of our own Jedidiah Jenkins, and immediately, we knew we had to share.
So take our advice on this one, and get inspired.
Vincent van Dominogh