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Simen Aanerud

Of Nuts and Bolts

PRESENTED ON DEC 05, 2013
IN OSLO @ VOL 28

Simen Aanerud's great passion in life is to make things, and he's fortunate enough to be able to do this every day. He also speaks very openly about his issues with social anxiety, compulsions, and how his uneasiness with the world feeds into his work. Simen says that this discomfort is one of the main driving forces of his work, and how it cultivates his imagination. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2014.

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Fighting Mental Illness

BY LOUISE HUTT
@ VOL 15 ON OCT 31, 2013

Anxiety effects an extraordinary amount of people. These people often cope with their anxiety by using social media. Louise Hutt is out to change misconceptions that people have about social media and people with mental illnesses.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 24, 2014.

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Capitalism vs. Creativity

BY TIM REDFERN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Tim Redfern, disappointed by the consumeristic society that has devleoped in urban cities, discusses his liberal goal in encouraging people to get more invovled with creativity and begin making their own creations. He beieves that if the community were to stray away from capitalistic thinking, it would make way for more creativity. 

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The LongStory: an Online Dating Game for Youth

BY MIRIAM VERBURG
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

Miriam Verburg is the producer of LongStory, one of the first LGBTQ friendly dating games made specifically for young people. She discusses why she decided to devote two years of her life to producing a dating game for kids and shows some of the interesting things she learned along the way about creating games about feelings. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2014.

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Mind the Gap

BY LISA NOLEN
IN SIOUX FALLS

Lisa Nolen shares anecdotes from her life and how she manages anxiety. Nolen moved to Sioux Falls 10 years ago as a stepping stone on a journey. She unexpectedly found the love of her life here, by way of a meddling sister and a shared love of ice cream and WWE wrestling. Together, Chad and Lisa love taking walks with their two young children, laughing uncontrollably at their own jokes, and serving others through their business development company, Serve Collective.
Growing up, her mom often said Lisa marched to the beat of a different drum. After years of growing up trying to fit in, she’s loving this part of the journey finding her own beat.

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Room Full of Strangers

BY CRESCENTIA VOLZ
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 26, 2016

In this talk, Crescentia Volz describes tackling social anxiety, making friends, and what to do at networking events!

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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Mediating the anxiety of death through art and travelling

BY KATYA VENTER
@ VOL 13 ON OCT 20, 2016

Katya Venter discusses the research done for her Master’s degree about mediating the awareness of her own finitude and death through art and travelling.

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Creating Social Change with a Plan

BY TINA REYNOLDS
IN SACRAMENTO

Tina Reynolds tells the story of fullfilling her life-time goal of creating a creative space in Sacramento. She managed to make this dream come true despite all the obstacles she encountered along the way. If you have a plan of action and are persistent enough, all will fall into place. 

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How Social Media is Ruining Creativity

BY NIKKI DEBRANGO-JENSEN
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nikki DeBrango explores why social media can be toxic to artists and what we can do about it.