I love this 3 minute TED clip of Rives telling a love (or not) story played out in emoticons:
(sideline complaint- I installed a new version flash and now about 20% of the web sites, including my own, cannot load the content, WTF?)
You know how the motivational thinkers trot out the “thinking outside of the box” phrase (nod nod nod)? For creativity, there are almost interesting things that happen when you are being “creative inside the box” (I made that one up) — when you find a creative way to tell a story in a limited expression form, say the keys on your keyboard.
Now the example above really does not fall into that, because what makes it work as much as anything is the live performance. I’m interested in collecting some more things like this, one might chalk ASCII art (now I am showing my generational colors).
Help me out! Give me some more things that demonstrate creativity within a constrained tool set.
The post "Story Told in Emoticons- and being creative inside the box…" was originally dropped like a smoking hot potato at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2008/10/creative-in-box/) on October 29, 2008.