Illustrated Animations in the News: Flash Rosenberg

March 27, 2012[ssba]

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Live illustration is in the air!  from The Huffington posted a brief article and video from cartoonist, photographer, writer, performer, Flash Rosenberg. Much like graphic recording, Rosenberg is illustrates lectures at the New York Public Library (where she is the Artist-in-Resident at LIVE) and transforming them into animated videos. If you haven’t seen her work here, you may have heard her telling stories at “The Moth” or where she teaches at Cooper Union.

Here is what the Huffington Post has to say about her recent work.


Jonah Lehrer’s ‘Imagine: How Creativity Works,’ Animated By Flash Rosenberg (VIDEO)

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It seems like everywhere you turn (on the internet), there’s a thought piece, review or Q&A about Jonah Lehrer’s new book, “Imagine: How Creativity Works.” The 30-year-old science writer studied sexy examples of creativity (Bob Dylan) as well as unsexy ones (Swiffer) in his quest to understand that mysterious thing called inspiration, and his work seems to have touched a nerve. Now one of Lehrer’s most provocative passages — a defense of frustration as a necessary phase during problem-solving — has been transformed into a short movie by animator Flash Rosenberg (side note: great animator name!). Which is great, because who doesn’t love big thoughts expressed in drawrings? Rosenberg does the animation equivalent of liveblogging to a narration of Lehrer’s words, and as expected, the story of Archimedes in the tub makes for righteous visuals. We’ve posted the whole thing below.

IMAGINE: How Creativity Works from Flash Rosenberg on Vimeo.
Flash Rosenberg imagines how the ideas in IMAGINE are tackled, tickled and teased-out by the author Jonah Lehrer.

direction and live-drawing by Flash Rosenberg
video edit by Lin Sorensen
IMAGINE: How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer
published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt