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10 July 2012 @ 09:47 pm
Our Story in Two Minutes  
This would have to be one of the most amazing vids I've seen. It's a timeline of humanity, done by a high school student. Just brilliant stuff; see what you think.

Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
byslantedlight: Sukhoi Su26 Road Angelbyslantedlight on July 10th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I'd be really really interested to see versions for every different country though - that one's clearly a very American focus in some places, it'd be interesting to see how one from, say, Japan or Russia or Togoland or South Africa filled in some of the years... *g*
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on July 11th, 2012 10:46 am (UTC)
It would certainly be different, done from a different cultural viewpoint, but I doubt it would resonate quite so strongly with me if it were focused through a different cultural lens. To me, a lot of the impact of the recent (read: last 50 years) imagery is based around a shared experience.
byslantedlight: Slanted aurorabyslantedlight on July 11th, 2012 11:25 am (UTC)
Ah, but that's what I mean - it's very much one cultural perspective... Did the Vietnam war resonate so strongly from all perspectives, I wonder? And what about things like the Cambodian massacres, IRA activity, massive natural disasters in other places... I'd be fascinated to see a series of vids like this, I really would, and I think they'd resonate differently, and perhaps sometimes surprisingly, as we see what might be different to non-US/US-based people... it might be a really good thing to do, for the world in general, though I don't suppose it'll happen...
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on July 12th, 2012 11:44 am (UTC)
I see where you're coming from. I'd be interested in seeing one from a Russian perspective, tbh. Even if it no longer seemed like shared experiences, just seeing exactly how they differed would be cool.
Newsy: spoilersnewsy891 on July 10th, 2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
Impressive piece. And I'm such a geek because I'm watching that going "this is a sampling of Earth's fixed points in time that can't be changed" =D
miwahni: Dr Who I want to believemiwahni on July 11th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
Geek away, I was thinking of how exciting it would be to go back and visit some of those events :-)
entropy_houseentropy_house on July 10th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is indeed amazing.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on July 11th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
An awesome project. Imagine some greater power out there somewhere, watching us progress through all those stages....