Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Imagining A to Z: I Is For Invent

I is for Invent (new uses for old things)

We Have Chosen Hope Over Fear (M.A. Reilly 2009)

Look at something common, something you see each day and ask: How might I transform this old thing into something new? The image above was made the evening Barack Obama was sworn in as President.  I was in a diner and there was a large flat screen TV.  It was set to a news channel and I snapped a picture of the screen that showed the President speaking.  I built the rest of the image around that central image of the President with the text superimposed.  The images of the faces are of former students.  I was thinking about how President Obama's presidency might represent a hope, especially for young people.

How we join things together--imagine new possibilities--read the landscape--listen to the city noises/country sounds/suburban drawl--remix ideas, images, sounds, and words: all of these actions trigger our imaginations.

Below is a 1-minute video in which point of view alters how we see the ordinary.  Enjoy. 

HP - invent from Films & Things on Vimeo.

Note: In this series of post during the month of April, I am participating in the A to Z blogging challenge, with each day focusing on a letter.  In order to bring some cohesion to this process--releasing the imagination is the focus of each post.


  1. Cool video at the end :)

    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    PS: pls turn off your word verification to make it easier to comment---you might consider comment moderation instead if you're unsure :)

  2. I enjoyed the video greatly. thanks for sharing
    I am an AtoZchallenger to on www.seewilliams.wordpress.com


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