‘Coalition of the Willing’ is a collaborative animated film and web-based event about an online war against global warming in a ‘post Copenhagen’ world. This film was directed and produced by Knife Party, written by Tim Rayner and crafted by a network of 24 artists from around the world using varied and eclectic film making techniques.

The film offers a response to the major problem of our time: how to galvanize and enlist the global publics in the fight against global warming. This optimistic and principled film explores how we could use new Internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change.

Through analyses of swarm activity and social revolution, ‘Coalition of the Willing’ makes a compelling case for the new online activism and explains how to hand the fight against global warming to the people.

Visit Coalition of the willing to find out more about the project.

A few years ago while digging into my dark purse, I thought “Wouldn’t it be great if purses had a light inside so one could see what they were looking for?” Well, you know the Field of Dreams quote…”If you build it, they will come”. How about “If you think it, it will be built.” Or should I say designed?

Diane von FurstenbergTommy Hilfiger, Rogan, LoomstateZero + Maria CornejoLutz & PatmosLoeffler Randall, Joseph Muteti and Vena Cava were brought together by Elle to collaborate with Sheila Kennedy, the director of the Portable Light Project, to design solar purses that supply light and power.

Each solar bag includes a high-brightness LED and a USB connection that allows you to charge a a cell phone when the photovoltaic panels are exposed to sunlight. You never have to say “Damn, I forgot my charger” ever again.

Loeffler Randall

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American sculptor, dancer, and performance artist Nick Cave is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright and whimsical. Cave recently exhibited thirty-five of his costumes at the UCLA Fowler Museum at his Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth show which ended on May 30th.

If your in Italy you can see his works at the Please Fashion Me Group Show. A collection of 150 original paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture, object, installation and video, created by 60 contemporary American and European artists at the Sabbioneta Art Festival that runs through July 18, 2010.

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Brooklyn based artist Valeriya Volkova creates wonderfully bizarre illustrations. We love them!

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We’ve come so far! However not much has changed by way of fax. Check out the top gadgets of the 1980′s.

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French master Paul Cézanne, one of the most recognizable names in art, is celebrated worldwide for his Post-Impressionist masterpieces. However, Cezanne’s greatest legacy may be the transformative effect his work had on 20th century artists.

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A night of celebration started in Madrid on Sunday as Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 to clinch the nation’s first World Cup and take its place among international football’s all-time greatest teams. Catch a glimpse of Spain going wild after their World Cup win.

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