There is a wealth of video online these days. On Friday we discussed the coming diversification of YouTube which plans to create dedicated live channels. This development, alongside lesser known services like iTunesU will most certainly (we hope) bring us more quality creative learning resources in the form of lectures and talks for free. Fortunately for us, amongst the footage of cats in bins, and monkeys riding pigs there’s a great deal to be discovered and learned. Here we’ve collected for you a few of our favourite talks. Some formal, others fun, most feature as part of other valuable archives to explore, we promise these are worth your time.
SALT Identity Talk by Project Projects
First Up is the creative journey of Project Projects co-founder Prem Krishnamurthy into the creation of an innovative identity system for the SALT gallery. “We wanted to ask some questions about how identity systems might function today.”
Sir Ken Robinson – Bring on the learning revolution
Next Sir Ken Robinson returns after his famous TED talk on how Schools Kill Creativity was seen by 8 million people. This time with more on the importance of creativity for the future, he presents in his entertaining fashion.
“Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent. Not a singular conception of ability.”
D&AD President Lecture – Matt Pyke
Matt Pyke of Universal Everything explains how his studio accidentally got started with an innovative approach to both his work and studio format, relying heavily on a freelance model and harnessing the potential of Skype.
“I know how to do quite a lot on my own. I’ve got a laptop. Let’s start a studio.”
Neville Brody on D&AD
Neville Brody, in a series of interviews for DandAD shares some of his interesting views on design responsibility and creative education.
“I think that the role of design is to reveal not to conceal. Quite often the role of advertising is to conceal in order to sell. Design is born in public service. I think that it has a really great role in serving in the way that it’s supposed to be revealing ideas and hidden messages.”
Mr Bingo for Glug
Finally Mr Bingo brings you a joyous, skatty run down of his hilarious Hate Mail project, featuring glorious rap stylings and packed full of expletives. “You look like Gadafi in a wig” & “Someone sent me a swiss role with ‘f—er’ written on it” to name but a few.