Lies, damn lies, and animation…

The Medinge Group have pointed me to this gorgeous webcast presentation on the REAL state of global poverty: "Don't w...

January 3, 2008

The Medinge Group have pointed me to this gorgeous webcast presentation on the REAL state of global poverty:

“Don’t worry about the developing world; capitalism will fix it.”

Take 10 minutes to watch this, and then:

1. Revel in the sheer power of animation to make statistics comprehensible;

2.Imagine if we could create mass-individual-engagement around our common global problems using educational tools like this

3. Congratulate yourself on realising that the world is not in such a bad state after all;

4. Daydream for a while on the possibility of bringing your own drab powerpoints to life in this way.

And then ask yourself:

Have I been swayed by the reality? or the rhetoric?

Let’s face it.  Animated statistics are just lies, with sex appeal…



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