Palestinian Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace also known as The Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF) is running “We Don’t Want You Here”, an online advertising campaign calling for peace. The film features Palestinian and Israeli residents who have lost a close family member to the conflict between the two nations. The PCFF operates under the principle that a process of reconciliation is a prerequisite for achieving a sustained peace.
Parents will never tell you who their favorite child is. So to promote the new season of the politically incorrect comedy Modern Family on New Zealand’s Prime TV, FCB New Zealand invented a gadget that will. The Favourite Child Detector analyzes parents’ Facebook behavior – including “likes,” tags, comments and photos – to determine which child they favor. To test where you rank with your parents, or to test which child you as a parent prefer on Facebook, visit favouritechilddetector.com. The device can test almost anyone – your friends, colleagues, even your dog. Remember, these are modern families we’re talking about.
Amnesty International in Hungary has launched “Kiss Against Homophobia”, (Szabad A Csók) an online campaign designed to raise support for the notion that everyone, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation has the right to love anybody of any sex. Visitors to the Amnesty Send a Kiss campaign website, kissagainsthomophobia.com and szabadacsok.hu are invited to upload a puckering side-profile photograph. Pictures are randomly paired with other uploaded images showing someone of the same sex, as if the two were kissing.
UNICEF and Qantas are running “5 Fund”, an Australian campaign designed to inspire a nation to turn something that they think is practically useless, the 5c piece, into the most powerful coin in the world. To the average Aussie a 5 cent piece is seen as almost useless. Every day it’s simply discarded and left behind. Some would even go as far as to say the 5c piece is becoming more of a hassle to carry around than to have as a valuable piece of currency. To a child in a far off land, that same 5 cent piece is immensely powerful, and has the ability to supply clean drinking water for two days. Launched in May on 5Fund.org.au, the campaign is running on board Qantas flights, through print and online. It also has touch points at all domestic terminals across Australia.
Paper Cuts is an interactive paper guillotine by artists Mandy Smith and Hal Kirkland. It invites people to experience the world’s most recognizable instrument of death, head first. However, unlike its deadly ancestor, this blade offers nothing more final than a paper cut. The Paper Cuts guillotine experience, hosted in Amsterdam and London, brings a new twist to this infamous apparatus by transforming a powerful symbol of death into a thing of beauty. Delicate, inviting and something people may even line up for. Voluntarily this time. Every time the paper blade falls a camera films the person’s final fate-filled expression, forever immortalizing it on PaperCuts-Exhibtion.com as a sharable Gif.