Lesson 3 (Gene Sharp) - with Aidan Jones
The source material for Lesson 3 (Gene Sharp) is "From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation" by Gene Sharp. The text is a book-length essay on how to overthrow a dictatorship using nov-violent means and is widely cited as an inspiration for the Arab Spring. Sharp has made the text widely available for free through the Albert Einstein institute.
Lesson 3 (Gene Sharp) is a collaboration with my 11 year old son, Aidan. Many evenings, he and I discussed a section of Sharp’s list of 198 “Methods of Nonviolent Action” while Aidan wrote each one 3 times. I took his hand written items and created animated loops to use as
assets in the final piece. Animated loops were also created using macro
photographs of the text itself.