Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Video: Physicist Emmy Noether’s Theory of Symmetry (animation)

. This short animated film by Rosanna Wan explains how the early 20th century German mathematician Emmy Noether dramatically transformed how scientists think about the physical world when she revealed … Continue reading

August 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kali Holloway: 10 Most Unwanted Confederate Statues

. . . Kali Holloway is a Senior Director and Senior Writing Fellow at the Independent Media Institute. All images are included in Vox Populi for educational use only.

August 7, 2018 · 4 Comments

Video: A Portrait of Iraq

. From director Janssen Powers: If you Google image search “Iraq” looking for photos of anything other than soldiers and war then you’re in for some serious scrolling… Since the … Continue reading

August 5, 2018 · 4 Comments

Video: “the stone of me” by Gail Langstroth

http://www.wordmoves.com/uploads/files/17/the_stone_of_me.mp4 . the stone of me   you lay your arm around me I feel its weight   we sleep   I wake   to find your arm but not … Continue reading

July 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Swingrowers — Butterfly

. Italian group Swingrowers perform their song “Butterfly” in English with animation produced by Freshly Squeezed. Today I learnt that a small gust of wind can change the direction of … Continue reading

July 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: The Monolith

. Pioneering NYC artist, Gwyneth Leech, enters a midtown art studio only to find that her skyline view will soon be blocked by the construction of yet another high-rise hotel. But … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Cautionary Tales

. A short film written and directed by Us. A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Lattice

. The ‘atomic orderliness’ of crystals forming yield resplendent, microscopic landscapes Although they may look computer-generated, the micro-images created by Maria Ferreira at the Rhode Island School of Design, examine a … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: You’re my music in this silence

. Erick Flores Garnelo gives us a short poem shaped from images and music, demonstrating the significance of small gestures in creating powerful feelings. The film is shot with a … Continue reading

July 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Ant Songs

. In this visually striking short film released in 2014, a traditional tale from Russia is told in a non-traditional way. Here’s the story: A man and a woman have … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: The Pale Blue Dot

. Featuring the voice of Carl Sagan reading a passage from his 1994 book The Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, this animated video comes from a class … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: An Uncertain Future

. In Austin, Texas, two expectant mothers—one undocumented and one US citizen—must contend with increased ICE raids and mounting hostility towards immigrants under President Trump. Directed by Chelsea Hernandez (co-director) … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Behind the Bars

. The African-American poet who travelled 1,200 miles to Harvard, only to be thrown in jail. I am a pilgrim far from home, A wanderer like Mars, And thought my … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Ma Mama

. In this imaginative animated video, two lovers explore a patterned jungle world and meet some animal friends along the way. Director Katy Wang says, “I had so much fun creating … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · Leave a comment