Sometimes, we in the creative fields get so wrapped up in technique that we forget how profoundly the prevalence of video technology has allowed ideas to spread.
As an example, look at this video. A friend of mine posted this on Facebook this morning. She wrote, “My brother was having a difficult time getting around with a broken leg in Brooklyn. He needed an alternative to crutches.”
I watched this, and my jaw dropped. Strapping a home-made prosthetic leg to your knee and walking around. Now that this guy has done it, people all over the globe are going to be doing it. A brilliant idea, captured with a cel phone video camera, and shared with the world.