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Endless Vital Activity is a podcast developed by creative studio Accept and Proceed, bringing you conversations to inspire radical action. Throughout this series, Accept and Proceed’s founder, David Johnston, will engage in wide-ranging conversations with radical thinkers, artists, scientists, and activists about the problems we have been given to solve, seeking new perspectives to reimagine our world. The creative studio partners with visionaries and believes the cross-pollination of minds and ideas is vital; that solutions can’t be found in isolation. Connection and collaboration are critical. If you would like to submit any questions, comments or would like to feature on Endless Vital Activity, please contact info@acceptandproceed.com
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Damon Gameau

Damon Gameau

2020-09-0350:53

“What does it look like on the other side of this crisis? Does this have to be a story of depravity - or can it be an opportunity to create [a better future]?” In the latest episode of Endless Vital Activity, David Johnston speaks with Damon Gameau, actor and filmmaker behind ‘That Sugar Film’ and his most recent release ‘2040’. David and Damon discuss why the film industry is getting it wrong when it comes to climate change, the importance of providing children with a utopian vision of the future, and how having a fundamental understanding of human psychology can create a better future for both people and the planet. 
Seetal Solanki

Seetal Solanki

2020-08-2052:56

“A crisis such as the one that we're in right now has given brands a bit of a wakeup call to make products that are about survival and not necessarily consumption in the same way.”In this episode, David Johnston meets with Seetal Solanki, founder of materials research design studio Ma-tt-er and author of ‘Why Materials Matter’.Seetal discusses the importance of broadening the definition of ‘materials’, brands using the pandemic to pivot and how you can challenge yourself to change your perspective within a capitalist society.
Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol

2020-08-0647:29

“[In the future] I believe that the buildings will dream, the buildings will remember.”In the latest episode of Endless Vital Activity, David Johnston speaks with Refik Anadol, media artist, director and visiting researcher at UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts.Johnston and Anadol discuss the intersection between the spiritual, virtual and physical realms, data as an art form and how Refik challenges the conventions of art with his public space data sculptures.
Clare Farrell

Clare Farrell

2020-07-2241:49

“Uncertainty is freedom.”In this episode of Endless Vital Activity, David Johnston meets with Clare Farrell, co-founder of global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion.Johnson and Farrell discuss the broken system our current democracy upholds, the parallels between COVID-19 and global warming, and how to inspire people into radical action.
David Hieatt

David Hieatt

2020-07-0949:29

“Business has some serious thinking to do. We're in danger of losing our way. In amongst a crisis and chaos is a really good time to just go ‘are we doing this right?’”In the latest episode of Endless Vital Activity, David Johnston speaks with David Hieatt, the co-founder of Hiut Denim Co and The DO Lectures; the self-funded talk series that aims to create a safe space to ask better questions about the world we live in.Johnston and Hieatt discuss the pitfalls of ‘selling out’, the need for purpose-led businesses and the power of anonymity when asking what needs to change in the world.
Zach Bush MD

Zach Bush MD

2020-06-1854:00

“It's not an asteroid coming in. It's not nuclear war. It's not a killer virus. We are the weapon of mass destruction.”In the first of this six-part series, creative studio Accept and Proceed’s founder David Johnston meets with renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine and internationally recognised educator on the microbiome Zach Bush MD.In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, the duo explores the explosion of chronic disease, the morality of the advertising world and the impact of consumer behaviour on our internal and global ecosystems. 
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