Postcards

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Avant-garde artist, performer, and writer Barbara Rosenthal superimposes curious text on 35mm slides to create a series of three postcards. Paired with melancholy music, the piece captures a glimpse of a much larger story brewing just beneath the surface. Rosenthal has kept a lifelong journal since age eleventhe subject of several international exhibitions.

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Le fiamme di Nule

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Designer, illustrator, and animator Carolina Melis' short film Le fiamme di Nule uses animation and live footage to portray the story of three weavers, Anna, Rosa, and Maria, competing in a contest in the Sardinian village of Nule. The story was inspired by a trip Meils took to the village, where she became fascinated with their traditional textile-making techniques.

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Some Thoughts on Kindness

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"I'd say, as a goal in life, you could do worse than 'Try to be kinder.'" In May 2013 George Saunders gave a commencement speech at Syracuse University. It was recently published as a book, Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness, published earlier this month by Random House, as well as, in abbreviated form, this animated video, narrated by Saunders himself.

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