Open Mic Friday! featuring two videos

Happy last Friday before Thanksgiving, dear friends, and welcome to the Open Mic!

I have two fascinating and quite different videos to share with you today. I could make all kinds of analyses about why I’ve paired them — they show humanity on two scales, they both make statements about developed urban living and its opposite — but I think I’ll just let them speak for themselves.

I urge you to watch these at the site, instead of embedded here, so you can see them bigger.

The first is a Motion Poem (wonderful, wonderful idea!) animated by one of my Playing Big classmates.

When at a Certain Party in NYC, poem by Erin Belieu, animation by Amy Schmitt

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The second video (as different as possible from the first and yet as much a product of our times) is a time-lapse view of Earth from space, edited together using some of NASA’s most recent photos.

Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over, photos by NASA ISS, editing by Michael König

Enjoy!

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