The Power of Cartoons: The Internet (And the World!) Through the Eyes of a Cartoonist [Video]

In a series of witty punchlines, Lebanese/Swiss Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte (known simply as Chappatte in his cartoons) makes a poignant case for the power of the humble cartoon. His projects in Lebanon, West Africa and Gaza show how, in the right hands, the pencil can illuminate serious issues and bring the most unlikely people together.

[Source: TED]

5 Responses to The Power of Cartoons: The Internet (And the World!) Through the Eyes of a Cartoonist [Video]

  1. Umm, there was a Strepsil's advert with audio that kept playing that made this difficult to hear… had to refresh 3 times til I didn't get the advert anymore. And yes I usually use adblock but it's a fresh install and I haven't put it on yet :P

    • I get this all the time. Fair enough, GaS has to make money, and it'd make at least some sense on article-only posts, but it's actually detrimental to posts with videos in. Which seemingly accompanies or actually is over 50% of the content posted nowadays.Since I normally check GaS on my phone, I'm not a big fan of the growing amounts of video posted anyway, since I then have to go back and watch them on my computer later in the day, but I understand that's at least a personal issue. However, like I said, if the method of advertising effectively renders the videos unwatchable anyway, it's even worse.Don't get me wrong; I'm a huge fan of GaS, but this videos/advert thing is starting to grate a teeny tiny bit now.

    • Thing is, sometimes, if nobody report these, I'm not aware of them… audio ads often only targets people living in a certain area….

      Keep on reporting them! As soon as I'm aware that audio ads are playing on the site, I ask my ad providers to remove them from the ad stream.

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