Throughout the film, a common theme was Pattern Recognition (something we might know a thing or two about as we convert trends and cultural insights into strategies). This second short, which was also part of the presentation, centers on cultivating the power of ideas with "Radical Openness" and imagination — "allowing us to conceive of delightful future possibilities, pick the most amazing one and pull the present forward to meet it."
The agriculture community has taken matchmaking to the fields with Weed Dating, a new spin on the speed-dating concept.
We love how Weed Dating encourages young single farmers to meet a large number of like-minded potential partners in a social situation that embraces the values and time constraints of the industry. We don't see why activists, gardeners, and outdoor enthusiasts don't jump at the opportunity to connect with farmers of similar interests. We can see the hashtag now: #DateAFarmer.
According to Springwise, the trend "has been spotted in Maine, Idaho, and Vermont – among other locales – and it offers new hope for rural agriculturalists suffering from a lack of companionship". Check out the video below.
Similarly, the kickstarter campaign The Present by Scott Thrift of m ss ng p eces, tells the story of the seasons using subtle gradients of pure color to mark the equinoxes & solstices throughout the years. Using a custom microprocessor commissioned to accurately turn hours into months, the color wheel is a reminder not to sweat the small stuff.
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