Monday, March 23, 2009

The Crisis of Credit Visualized

We're all staring down the face of a recession and signs aren't looking too good toward a quick recovery. News of lay offs, and incredible, unjustifiable bonuses just infuriates everyone. So how did we end up in this mess in the first place?

While this is mainly something US-centric, I guess it paints a fairly easy to understand picture of just what the heck has happened when fundamentals go wrong and we get seduced by Greed. The Crisis of Credit Visualized by Jonathan Jarvis is an interesting visual medium presented to show us layman how everything is intertwined, and take stock. As the website says,
The goal of giving form to a complex situation like the credit crisis is to quickly supply the essence of the situation to those unfamiliar and uninitiated.

You can view the video on the Official Website here, or through YouTube here (which is split into 2 parts):

Part 1

Part 2

It's visually very impressive, to say the least. and it fulfilled its objectives well! You can even get a T-Shirt too!

Writing, direction, animation & sound by Jonathan Jarvis
Narration by John Levoff
Music by Brandon Au - a.k.a - DJ Skwint

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