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Suburban Train
I was inspired by Oliver Squirrell's train photo 'We built this city' - its a great image of a suburban train journey. I have been making 'field recordings' for about 5 years and I have quite a few recordings either on trains or in train stations; I love the atmospheric noises, the clanking of...
Inspired by We built this city
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Beyond the theatre...
A written/visual representation of the healing process of a young girl suffering from depression. The screen she hides behind unfolds and she is given a new meaning to life.
Inspired by Healing
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Spoken word | Have you...
Exploring the struggle for identity and our reasons for existence in this world, written and recorded in Wrabness Nature Reserve.
Inspired by The Unfamiliar and...
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Seen
A short emotive piano piece in response to the piece witness by Stephen Neale Johnson
Inspired by Witness
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Shredded Poem
Exploring the Shredded image, reminded me of feeling pulled apart, unable to express - like a silent nomad
Inspired by Shredded Pieces
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The Ghost in Daylight
A composite of 3 digital photographs, taken in Berlin Hauptbarnhof in September 2016. Hauptbarnhof was built on the site of Lerhter Barnhof, the last station in West Berlin before reunification. For me, the grand displays of public investment in infrastructure and transport defines the open,...
Inspired by #EuropeEdition
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Shadow Self
In response to "Creative Thoughts" and its consideration our "personal relationships with the self", the poem "Shadow Self" addresses our struggles with self-doubt and self-loathing. If we can find love, with each other and with ourselves, the dark voices of doubt will...
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Adoration of the Emoji
How will social media effect our future beliefs?
Inspired by Change
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Secrets
Secrets beget secrets - what happens if they are exposed?
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Solidified Fluidity
I have attempted to capture the fluid nature of Larain Briggs' piece in the solid form of concrete as a wall hanging piece.
Inspired by Life, Essence and...
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Juxtaposition
Karpman drama triangle
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Hysteria
Hysteria is an expression out of a deep Fear. A fear of entrapment, hidden within the surface of limitations we live with. stylistically the attempt is to free the Narrative from the Style and "to free photography from subservience to the language of words","that stood in opposition...
Inspired by Prelude to War
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No One Looking Back
This is a song about mental illness, in particular, schizophrenia. About feeling like you don't know who you are, and nobody really sees you. You can't even see yourself in a mirror. You come to a point where you decide to jump off a bridge and end it all, because the pain is too much.
Inspired by Speaking Silence
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In the sky and on the...
Just one of 100's of low res shots taken on my iPhone while travelling through southern Ireland. All the time I was there I had the Think Travel challenge at the back of my mind. Despite all the images of wild landscapes, this one, with the characters, in bright warm sunshine, but struggling...
Inspired by Think Travel
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Opposition &...
Taken on a plane I loved the symmetry between the ice on the window and the sun on the horizon, elements in direct opposition perfectly aligned.
Inspired by Think Travel
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Speaking Silence
This film is a very personal investigation of the mental health problems that I developed when dealing with physical disability. The imagery expresses more than I ever could in words about the torment of being trapped in a body that is effectively a prison, enforcing an isolation that was an...
Inspired by Let's Talk
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Opportunities

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Creativegrad
Try this new creative challenge to launch the official partnership of Pop My Mind and Photograd! Deadline: midnight Saturday 30th September A call out to graduates of creative courses: create a completely new piece in any medium and upload it in response to this challenge to have the chance of...
Inspired by The Pop
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FRAGMENTATION
Fragmentation Use the theme of Fragmentation to inspire brand new work! Fragmentation can mean a lot to many different people. You could explore fragmented reality, collage, multiple viewpoints or try interrupting your creative process. Let your imaginations run wild! Responses in all mediums...
Inspired by The Pop
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Let's Talk
Deadline: midnight Monday 17th July Do you find that creating work of an artistic nature has positive benefits to your mental health and wellbeing? It’s time to let the work do the talking. Let’s talk features a collaboration with Pop My Mind and Suffolk Mind. We invite you to Pop...
Inspired by The Pop
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One Drinks Challenge
Acknowledgment of interest deadline: 26 June 2017 Pop My Mind alongside One Drinks challenge you to create colourful and uplifting work in response to their new range of organic, botanically infused spring waters! Inspired by One’s connections with Africa and other communities around the...
Inspired by The Pop
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Watch Dance Class
Free workshop opportunity in Ipswich for Pop My Mind creatives…you are invited to watch a behind-the-scenes dance performance and create work in response to it whilst they are dancing! This is brought to you by our partners DanceEast. Deadline for registering: midnight Sunday 23rd...
Inspired by The Pop
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Creative Thoughts - part...
Respond to my poem in order to featured in an exhibition in Ipswich! Deadline: midnight 21st July This poem is exploring mental health and our personal relationships with the self. It reads: Burning bridges with the self taking necessary steps needed for recovery... Look into the window of your...
Inspired by The Pop
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Staff Picks

Pageantry
When you think of make-up you think "Pageantry" ... When you think Pageantry, you think Miss Universe.
Inspired by Pop a Product
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Breach
'Breach' is a piece of video art curated by Ryan Walker and Joshua Mutton. We made this piece to convey a sense of information being formed and shared within the space of virtual worlds. I used datamoshing, a technique that distorts pixels within the film footage to create a sense of confusion...
Inspired by Formation
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Life's Work
The first and last thing that anybody ever works on is themselves. You never stop growing and being altered by your experiences, creating an ever-changing work of art in a single human life.
Inspired by Unfinished
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Storm Passing
This piece is created working wet on wet with drawing elements and some layering and wiping away. I'm always inspired by organic elements of nature and this "popped" piece, Storm System and the lovely use of blue.
Inspired by Storm System,...
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Mythical Evening
"Mythical Evening" was originally a palette from another painting, however I thought it would be interesting to mix the remaining colours together to create a textured painting of its own. With this I loved how some of the colours blended together and others stood out creating lighter and...
Inspired by Two Planets
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my foreign mind
to me the song feels like the cruel girl and the singer are one and the same, a mental struggle alongside a raw, explosive feeling sound
Inspired by Cruel World
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Freedom of the open road
This piece was inspired by the "culture and diversity" challenge and is a visual portrayal of the relationship between the traveller and his, or her landscape and the endless freedom of the open road.
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Brick
What sort of future are you building?
Inspired by Cruel World
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Select a mood below to see the latest content with that emotion.

Flow of the Tide
I enjoyed the piece "Nothing is Permanent", created in response to my poem "Joy After Rain". I liked its emphasis on how things change. This made me think of the process of inspiration: how ideas come and go without warning, and how they must be cherished before they fade away,...
Inspired by "Nothing Is...
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and never let go...
Just a song that makes you feel some kind of way...
Inspired by Love
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Oslo On The Rocks
A city to love... surrounded by nature, there is so much to find that inspires me to come back often. This is the Oslo opera, which is lately surrounded by cranes.
Inspired by Think Travel
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Twee
Contradiction and Incongruity.
Inspired by People Watching
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A mother's love
This poem inspired me to develop my works on mental illness. It inspired me to look at the people who help you through it. A big person in my life is my mother, the light of my life. This shape represents the womb and ovaries.
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Until the next time
This piece is inspired by the colours and urban decay of Cuba
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portrait of mother and...
I miss my daughter who lives on the other side of the country. This is my 3 minute creation of the 2 of us together.
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never-never land
This out of the box image, is made by different layers.
Inspired by FOREST in17
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Blank Pages
"Erased Moments" provokes in me thoughts of times in life which are lost to the faulty recesses of our fragile memories. I decided to write a poem, "Blank Pages", conveying this same sense of lost memory in terms of life being like a book, and the affected memories being pages...
Inspired by erased moments
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Soulmate
Soul mate or Cell mate?
Inspired by Fabulous fountain.
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Most Popped

What Can You Do in 3...
What can you do in three minutes? We challenged you to create something in an hour, and then ten minutes....Now trendy mattress company Simba Sleep (simbasleep.com) want to see what you can do in three minutes for an upcoming social media campaign! The campaign is to promote Simba's new bed frame...
Inspired by The Pop
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Cruel World
Get stuck into this exciting new challenge - to create artwork in response to a single from the band Calva Louise! This is the first challenge of its kind on Pop My Mind so we're looking forward to seeing what you create... Calva Louise are a punk band who have been described as fusing 'surfy...
Inspired by The Pop
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Think Travel
PMM and Roseanne Ganley challenge you to let travel inspire you to create something new, and win a £50 travel bursary for your next adventure! Deadline: midnight Friday 16th June At Pop My Mind we’ve teamed up with Roseanne Ganley to support creative people with their mental health...
Inspired by The Pop
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Wave
A painting in response to the emotion joy.
Inspired by Joy
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Heroes
Chronicle Digital Storytelling and MH100 are celebrating the 100th year anniversary of Martlesham Heath Airfield, Suffolk - and want your inspiring artistic content to support their event! This airfield in a beautiful ancient area of heathland, and has played a significant role in World War 2...
Inspired by The Pop
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Opulent
We have an exciting new opportunity for Pop My Mind creatives: to have your work showcased in a window display of a premium shop in the heart of London! Submit a visual response to the theme Opulent before 30th December 2016 to be in with a chance of having your work placed for sale in an...
Inspired by The Pop
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Niji #4
Create new piece of work in response to Alvaro Sánchez' piece 'Cárcel' in order to be featured in Niji's online magazine and showcased to their thousands of followers! Deadline: midnight Monday 5th June This is the fourth challenge by our partner Niji Magazine, an organisation...
Inspired by The Pop
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A Moment in Time
This image is a predominantly abstract visualisation which skews and transforms a monotonous, repetitive moment in time.
Inspired by Sonification Live!
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Igniting The Mind
I was thinking about the theme Ignite in relation to the ideals of Pop My Minds platform and the way it uses creative influences to "Ignite the mind" The piece is made up of an old book, a plastic skull from a kids science magazine that I painted with acrylics to make it look more...
Inspired by Ignite
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Pop a Fragrance
Pop My Mind challenges you to create a new piece of work in response to a fragrance! What does a scent look or sound like? How can you represent a certain aroma through a painting, soundscape, collage, poem, animation or your own preferred medium? What memories do you associate with a certain...
Inspired by The Pop
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Seeded Themes

Let's Talk
Deadline: midnight Monday 17th July Do you find that creating work of an artistic nature has positive benefits to your mental health and wellbeing? It’s time to let the work do the talking. Let’s talk features a collaboration with Pop My Mind and Suffolk Mind. We invite you to Pop...
Inspired by The Pop
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The Manchester Attacks
On Monday 22nd May, 22 people were killed and around 120 more injured in an explosion at a concert at the Manchester arena. This deeply shocking and tragic event has affected the nation and beyond, and many of the public are reaching out with support and condolences for the people...
Inspired by The Pop
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FRAGMENTATION
Fragmentation Use the theme of Fragmentation to inspire brand new work! Fragmentation can mean a lot to many different people. You could explore fragmented reality, collage, multiple viewpoints or try interrupting your creative process. Let your imaginations run wild! Responses in all mediums...
Inspired by The Pop
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Tranquil
Take us to your peaceful place with your creative expression, and help us to unwind...We challenge you to create work that gives off feelings of calmness and tranquility. Show us what 'tranquil' means to you through your unique creative art form - in perfect time for the 'month of mindfulness' in...
Inspired by The Pop
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Silk Road
The silk road was an ancient trade route across Asia, connecting the East to the West from China to the Mediterranean. The trade route carried many different goods including silk, religions, new technologies, philosophy, food, and diseases like the plague! Our partners at DanceEast would like you...
Inspired by The Pop
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Culture and Diversity
Pop My Mind Norwich are challenging you to create new work in any medium in response to the theme of 'Culture and Diversity'. Think of the vibrancy of other lands and the excitement of experiencing new places! Selected response to this theme will be curated in a week long exhibition hosted at...
Inspired by The Pop
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10 Minute Challenge
Pop My Mind challenge you to create a piece of work in ten minutes. What can you create under ten minutes? Respond to this challenge before 24th March to win a feature on our Facebook page and Instagram.
Inspired by The Pop
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Material Men Redux
Our partner DanceEast challenges you to create a new piece of work in response to this video. The film shows a sneak-peak of the dynamic performance 'Material Men Redux' - performed at DanceEast this month and choreographed by Shobana Jeyasingh. This dance explores the dancers' personal histories,...
Inspired by The Pop
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Pop a Product
We want you to create an impactful new piece of artwork, music track or moving image piece using an everyday product (such as food, drink or cosmetics) as a material or stimulus! This is your chance to go crazy and create something unique using a specific material. Think sculpting with cheese,...
Inspired by The Pop
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#EuropeEdition
You are challenged to respond to these images featured in the latest #PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine titled Europe Edition - exploring migration and celebrating European diversity. View the full magazine here: www.hashtagphotographymagazine.co.uk. React and respond to these images and the theme in any way...
Inspired by The Pop
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Formation
New year, new you, new opportunity! Pop another piece of work, or the theme of 'Formation', to be in with a chance of being exhibited in Norwich! All responses welcome, including film, creative writing and audio pieces. If you Pop another piece of work, please include the tag #Norwich so that...
Inspired by The Pop
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Niji #3
Start Popping to a new opportunity from Niji Magazine! Get featured on their online arts magazine and showcased to their thousands of followers, like former winners Lindsay Elise Jolly, Frederic Belaubre and Katie Borkin! Simply Pop one of the winning artworks from the last challenge: - Ignite...
Inspired by The Pop
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What Are You About?
Pop My Mind wants to know what you are about as an artist! This competition is open to all Pop My Mind members (new and old)…….all you need to do is up-load a piece of work to this theme showing what you think sums up what you are about as an artist by Friday 16th December. Then...
Inspired by The Pop
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Process
Pop My Mind wants to see your creative process. How do you create work, what goes into it, and what goes on behind the scenes? Respond to the theme 'Process' by midnight Monday 12th December, and selected responses will be promoted on our social media channels in the following week. Responses in...
Inspired by The Pop
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Change
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass, author and human rights leader. Have there been any struggles or changes in your life or around you recently? Respond to this seed in any medium to explore what change means to you.
Inspired by The Pop
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Transition
Danielle Ash, Pop My Mind's Guest Curator, is selecting Pop My Mind creatives to exhibit work in the North West of England! Respond to the theme ‘Transition' by the 1st December 2016 to have a chance to be featured in the exhibition taking place in February 2017. Danielle is keen to showcase...
Inspired by The Pop
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Disappearing Acts
We challenge the Pop My Mind community to respond to this footage of 'Disappearing Acts'. Create and upload brand new work in response to this dynamic content by 4th NOVEMBER in order to be considered for an exhibition held in the Whistler Gallery, DanceEast. Standing at the forefront of dance...
Inspired by The Pop
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Nightmare
Pop My Mind were inspired by Lizzie's ghoulish creation to set a NIGHTMARE themed challenged! Let your nightmares and fear inspire you, create a dynamic new piece of work in response to this theme by the 24th October and we will share and promote selected responses on our social media channels...
Inspired by Into the Vortex
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The Happiness Project
Internationally renowned dance artist and DanceEast Choreographic Development Award recipient, Didy Veldman, launches her own company Umanoove with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfilment. Best known in the UK for productions...
Inspired by The Pop
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Pop 'Ignite the Mind' by...
Niji Magazine wants to feature more Pop My Mind creatives on their site! Respond to the winning piece ‘Igniting the Mind’ by Lindsay Elise Jolly by the 14th October 2016 to have a chance of being featured on their online magazine. Niji Magazine is dedicated to supporting and showcasing...
Inspired by The Pop
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Leviathan
We challenge the Pop My Mind community to respond to theses breath-taking images taken from 'Leviathan', taken by Steve Tanner. Create and upload brand new work in response to this dynamic content by 4th NOVEMBER in order to be considered for an exhibition held in the Whistler Gallery,...
Inspired by The Pop
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Found Objects
This theme challenges you to create a brand new piece of work using found objects. What will you discover on your travels to create a new piece of work?
Inspired by The Pop
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RUN
Fight or flight? There is always a choice. A gritty and explosive brand new triple bill from the award winning and physically adventurous all male 2Faced Dance Company. Featuring three new exhilarating commissions by world class choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerova and newcomer...
Inspired by The Pop
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Double Bill
Create and upload brand new work in response to this content by 4th NOVEMBER in order to be considered for an exhibition at the Whistler Gallery, in DanceEast. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Candoco Dance Company presents a double bill featuring bold and exciting full company works. These...
Inspired by The Pop
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Ignite
Niji Magazine challenges you to make an exciting creative response to this theme before the 5th September 2016. The winner of this theme will have their work publicised in the online arts magazine, giving you valuable exposure to Niji’s thousands of followers! Niji Magazine is dedicated to...
Inspired by The Pop
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Fatima
For British Art Show 8 Åbäke have constructed a fragile sculpture named Fatima from ex-voto body parts collected in the Portuguese town of the same name. Since 2009 Fatima has accompanied Åbäke on their travels, meeting people of different nationalities and professions in...
Inspired by The Pop
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Auditory Learning
Auditory Learning, Simpson and White’s contribution to British Art Show 8, is part of the artists’ ongoing project to distribute out-of-copyright archival material. Sourcing vinyl records of chart hits from 1962 – the artists have extracted 50,000 sounds to produce a ‘public...
Inspired by The Pop
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Data Goldmine
This theme challenges you to create a brand-new piece of work that conveys the enormous growth and usefulness  of 'big data'. Think of hospital databases, national security, transport networks; huge masses of data that are getting bigger and more valuable each day and that need to be easily...
Inspired by The Pop
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Pop My Mind's First...
On 22nd-25th July 2016, Pop My Mind celebrated its first birthday by hosting a multimedia exhibition at Little Dodnash Farm in Ipswich. Did you feel inspired by the exhibition? If so, upload your creative response to the event here!
Inspired by The Pop
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Pop My Mind is...
What does Pop My Mind mean to you? Upload a piece of text, image, film or sound that portrays your relationship with Pop My Mind.
Inspired by The Pop
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Into the forest...
Where will your forest adventure take you?
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Unfinished
Pop My Mind challenges you to upload a new 'unfinished' piece of work! This theme aims to explore what 'unfinished' means to different creatives. Responses in any mediums are welcome :)
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Beauty of the Beast
Create and upload brand new work in response to this content by 4th NOVEMBER in order to be considered for an exhibition at the Whistler Gallery, in DanceEast. Choreographed by Anthony Missen. Following a group of friends through a range of scenarios, expectations are high if you’re part of...
Inspired by The Pop
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Chinese Whispers
We challenge you to upload the beginnings of a brand-new piece of creativity that the Pop My Mind community can add to and build upon! For example, you could upload a drum beat, the first few lines of a story, a minimalist sketch, a short video sequence... the raw beginnings of something that other...
Inspired by The Pop
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Revolution
Create a visual piece of work in response to this theme by Monday 17th October to be in with a chance of having your work screen printed onto t-shirts and tote bags as part of our Revolution  exhibition on 27th October!  You will be credited on each t-shirt and tote-bag produced....
Inspired by The Pop
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Signs
Emotional signs, gestural signs, written signs, visual signs, auditory signs… what springs to mind when you think of the word 'Signs'? Responses in any medium are welcome. What will you create?
Inspired by The Pop
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Bursting
Pop My Mind challenges you to find an innovative and artistic way of bursting a balloon. Email oliver[at]popmymind[dot]com to be sent a PMM balloon.
Inspired by The Pop
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Current Affairs
Upload your artistic responses to current affairs here.
Inspired by The Pop
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Call for Artists
Data dependence is a project exploring the vulnerability of digital files and data. We are looking for artists to save data onto an 8GB flash drive to swap with another artist involved in the project. Each artist will then be asked to make work in response to data stored on the flash drive....
Inspired by The Pop
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Sonification Live!
Pop My Mind challenges you to create a new piece of visual work from which an interesting new sound could emerge! See the below video for ideas and inspiration for what you can upload in response to this sonification challenge.
Inspired by The Pop
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Healing
Outstanding responses to this theme will be showcased in a special pop-up exhibition at a local hospital.
Inspired by The Pop
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Paris Attacks
For thousands of years, the Creative Arts have helped humanity better understand tragic and deeply sad events. On the 13th November 2015, more than 128 people were killed and several others injured in gun and bomb attacks on the French capital. Upload your artistic response to the attacks here so...
Inspired by The Pop
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People Watching
People are fascinating creatures, aren't they? See what interesting behaviors and interactions you can observe and create something in response...
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Wood
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
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Fire
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
Inspired by The Pop
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Earth
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
Inspired by The Pop
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Metal
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
Inspired by The Pop
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Water
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
Inspired by The Pop
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1 Hour Challenge
We challenge you to create something brand-new within one hour. Start the clock and upload your response here!
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Sadness
Sadness is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Anger
Anger is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Fear
Fear is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Surprise
Surprise is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Joy
Joy is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Love
Love is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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