Discover The Power Within You: Storytelling and Content Marketing

by Elena Dobre
A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me a message on Facebook in which she encouraged me to participate to a webinar. Unfortunately, I was out of the office and had no access to any device that would let me connect to the internet. I finally saw her message and read the title of the webinar,”Digital Storytelling and Content Marketing”. Part of me said, “I already know about storytelling”.Read the full article

Curious Alice (1968) - Trippy Animated Anti-Drug version of Alice in Wonderland

Far-out cartoon for public school children about drugs, narcotics, psychedelics, alcohol, amphetamines, and barbiturates in the context of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. This film appears to have been restored, as seen here: Find out more about this film, featured in "Media Matters," the National Archives blog of the Special Media Archives Services Division: This drug abuse educational film portrays an animated fantasy based upon the characters in "Alice in Wonderland." The film shows Alice as she toured a strange land where everyone had chosen to use drugs, forcing Alice to ponder whether drugs were the right choice for her. The "Mad Hatter" character represents Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), the "Dormouse" represents sleeping pills, and the "King of Hearts" represents heroin. Ultimately, Alice concluded that drug abuse is senseless. Creator: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Public Health Service. Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. (09/25/1973 - 05/04/1980) Series: Moving Images Relating to Addiction and Mental Health, compiled 1973 - 1980, documenting the period 1966 - 1971 Production Date: 1971 Contact: National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-3540; FAX: 301-837-3620; EMAIL: National Archives Identifier: 2602586 Local Identifier: 511.50 CHANGE BEFORE GOING PRODUCTIONS: More classic silent films added daily to the channel. We hope you enjoy these movies and cartoons, some of which contain new musical scores, from early cinema.

Climate change the state of the science (data visualization)

Produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Globaia and funded by the UN Foundation. The data visualization summarises and visualizes several of the most significant statements in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) recent Fifth Assessment Report, (Working Group I summary for policymakers, the Physical Science Basis). In 2014, IPCC will publish summaries concerning societal impacts, mitigation and adaptation. The statements and facts presented are derived from the IPCC summary for policymakers. Download the IPCC Working Group I summary for policymakers (The Physical Science Basis) here: Produced and directed by Owen Gaffney and Félix Pharand-Deschênes Animation Félix Pharand-Deschênes Globaïa Script Owen Gaffney International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Narration Sarah Sherborne Data GEOS-5 atmospheric model NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Suomi NPP VIIRS Nighttime Lights 2012 Earth Observation Group, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center Landscan 2011tm High Resolution global Population Data Set UT-Battelle, LLC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Blue Marble: Next Generation, Reto Stöckli NASA Earth Observatory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Annual temperature anomaly compared to 1860-1899 period GFDL-CM3 (historical and RCP8.5 experiments) 1860-2100 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) September sea ice concentration GFDL-CM3 (historical and RCP8.5 experiments) 1860-2100 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) Sea level rise flooded areas Centers for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) Cyclones tracks International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) Ocean acidification Max Planck Institute Earth System Model, RCP 8.5 Music Earlyguard Continuo VII • Microcosmos • Mind over Matter Commissioned by International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme For the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I summary for policymakers (Fifth Assessment Report) Funded by United Nations Foundation SPECIAL THANKS TO Anne-Marie Doucet, Louve & Isis, Myles Allen, Catherine Boire, Wendy Broadgate, David Huard, Tatiana Ilyina, Kalee Kreider, Naomi Lubick, Jochem Marotzke, Johannes Mengel, Tim Nuthall, Sybil Seitzinger, Sturle Hauge Simonsen, Karen Smyth, Simon Torok, Denise Young This is a product for the WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE website Transcript Our planet is vast. It is difficult to comprehend the scale. It is difficult too to comprehend the scale of humanity and the vast changes we've wrought in a lifetime. Population, production and consumption have grown exponentially. Roads, railways, airlines, shipping routes. The digital revolution. We've created a globally interconnected society. Evidence is mounting we've entered the Anthropocene. Humanity is altering Earth's life support system. Carbon dioxide emissions are accelerating. Greenhouse gas levels are unprecedented in human history. The climate system is changing rapidly. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assesses the risks and options for societies. Its latest report states it is extremely likely humans are the dominant cause of warming in the past 60 years. Without deep emissions cuts, it is likely Earth will cross the target of two degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The target set by international policy. This could happen as early as 2050. If emissions keep rising at current rates, a four-degree rise by 2100 is as likely as not. This marks a vast transformation of our planet. It is very likely heatwaves will occur more often and last longer. The Arctic will warm faster than the global average. It is likely sea ice will all but vanish in summer within decades if high emissions continue. It is very likely sea-level rise will accelerate. Cities and coastal areas are vulnerable. In general, wet regions are set to get wetter, dry regions drier. Monsoons are likely to become longer, their footprint likely to grow and downpours likely to intensify. The acidity of the ocean has increased 26% since the start of the industrial revolution. The full consequences of all these changes on the Earth system are unknown. Humanity's carbon footprint is huge. Societies will need to adapt to climate change. The scale of change depends on decisions made now. Can we remain below two degrees? It is possible. But it is up to societies now to decide the future we want. For a likely chance of achieving the two-degree target, societies can emit another 250 billion tonnes of carbon. We burn about 10 billion tonnes of carbon a year. At current rates we will use this budget in about 25 years.

Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew

For more info go to Production Company: Grain Media (; Motion Graphics Artist: Nick Pittom (; Music: Sup Doodle and Apple Juice Kid (; References:; Accompanying article in Al Jazeera:

Economic Impact of Immigrants

A Project for the George W. Bush Center highlighting some of the insights from a report on the positive impact of Immigrants to the U.S. economy.

Carl Sagans Cosmos Episode 1 - The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean

Carl Sagan examines our planet's place in the universe by leading us on a journey from Earth to Deep Space.

Losing Nemo

Most people are aware that the oceans aren't doing so well, but what is going on exactly?

'Losing Nemo' is a six-minute, 3D-animated film about the state of the oceans.

The film is the result of months of work by a group of creatives from around the world. They worked on it in between projects that pay the rent. It is our message to the world that we are serious about applying our art to contribute to a better world ;-)


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