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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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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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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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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

BY INDIGO CHANNING
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 08, 2017

Indigo Channing's experiences with anxiety, brokenness, and our shared humanity.

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This Sounded Better In My Head

BY STEPHANIE PAUL
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

In order to exorcise her awkward demons, Stephanie Paul cast them out through the presentation. When you look at such things from both the outside and the inside, somehow they seem less...well, having less power over you.

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Anxiety Quiet Anxiety

BY LEONARD MARTINEZ
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

People who have anxiety usually have a hard time explaining what it is to those that never experience it. One way to describe it is it having many of the same qualities as the loud/quiet/loud dynamic of rock n’ roll songs. Leonard Martinez’s presentation looks at the heady topic of anxiety through the lens of music. All you’ll feel is calm - hopefully.

 

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Using Art And Creativity To Effect Social Change

BY ANGELICA ALLEYNE
@ VOL 2 ON DEC 14, 2018

Make-up artist, fashion model, and budding visual artist, Angelica Alleyne shares her story of using visual art to effect change in Trinidad and Tobago. 

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Miss Grizzly and the Bees - a way of dealing with anxiety

BY KAREN ARNOTT
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 16, 2019

Karen Arnott has been dealing with anxiety since she was a child. In this delightful hand drawn presentation she describes how she copes and successfully manages her life, family, and business, and still has fun.