David Harvey has been doing a lecture tour for his Marxist critique of both the financial crisis and the narratives told about it. I hadn’t heard the lecture, but just now, I got to see it animated. From the New York Observer, this is the lecture of the Crisis of Capitalism with animation:
Clever. Click here for full-sized. I don’t care what your economic politics are: the 5 genres of financial crisis storytelling that start the video, animated in fast-motion, are hilarious and wonderful (your call to stick around for the internal contradiction of capitalist accumulation, but it does get helpfully explained by being drawn onto a monopoly board). It’s by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and the art is fantastic at telling the story. Great job.
RSA has a collection of these videos, including one by Barbara Ehrenreich. Best way to kill 11 minutes online today.