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Month: May 2015

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A Song of Oil, Ice and Fire

27 May 2015

Don’t Panic has teamed up with Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign and famous British montage artists Kennardphillipps, to create the video “A Song of Oil, Ice and Fire“, targeting oil giant Shell and its plans to drill in the icy waters of the US Alaskan Arctic this summer.   [fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/arctic.rising/videos/703835973075277/” width=”1000″ onlyvideo=”1″ align=”center”]   Climate change is one of the greatest…

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A goldfish now has a better attention span than you

26 May 2015

Well that is what a recent study conducted by Microsoft suggests, and it’s not always been like that: Researchers in Canada surveyed 2,000 participants and studied the brain activity of 112 others using electroencephalograms (EEGs). Microsoft found that since the year 2000 (or about when the mobile revolution began) the average attention span dropped from…

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Don’t Panic wins a D&AD White Pencil

26 May 2015

A D&AD White pencil was awarded to Don’t Panic for the Everything is NOT Awesome video. Made for Greenpeace, the work was awarded under the Creativity for Good category. Urging Lego to end its partnership with Shell, the video uses the brand’s own toys to highlight the potentially devastating consequences of an oil spill. The film led…

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Facebook says the political echo chamber is your fault

12 May 2015

(Facebook lit up the London Eye as a pie chart during the General Election 2015)   If your news feed seemed to be full of support and content related to the party of your choice during the lead up to the UK General Election, then it’s probably your own fault according to Facebook. A recent…

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What happens next?

12 May 2015

No child under 5 should expect to die, yet shockingly 17,000 children die daily from preventable causes. Don’t Panic created the short film ‘What happens next?’ for World Vision, as part of their Global Week of Action and to inspire people to #Stopatnothing in taking this number to zero. The short film highlights how the lifespans of children…

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Social Media and the 2015 General Election

06 May 2015

Tuesday the 28th of April marked the 4th annual ‘Ed Balls Day’, with thousands taking to Twitter to mark the occasion. The hashtags #EdBalls and #EdBallsDay trended for the majority of the day. So just why were people reveling in this strange holiday? Well, because Ed’s misunderstanding of Twitter led him to post this tweet four…

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