Saturday, November 28, 2009

Empire Zits: Pow, Zap

So, I saw this on the Huffington Post and it was just so way cool that I had to share.

Seems that empires are like zits. First they grow, then they explode, then, eventually, they just disappear.

My favorite part is in 1960 when African independence kicks in. I so knew that was coming. Pow. Zap. Too bad so sad.

Visualizing empires decline from Pedro M Cruz on Vimeo.

6 comments:

Jeremy Trombley said...

That's a great visual, though it doesn't seem to be about Empire in the general sense as much as it's about traditional forms of colonialism. It's interesting that there is no mention of US empire. For example, when Guam, The Philippines and Puerto Rico break off from Spain (where's Cuba?) they just fade off despite the fact that all four were held by the US for a long time and Guam and PR continue to be possessions of the US. I wonder why that was left out.

Pamthropologist said...

If you click on Pedro Cruz's name, you will be taken to his vimeo site and you can read comments and some of his responses to those issues. As with most of the technology hype you will note the visual wasn't created for scholarly purposes.

小酸 said...
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Quality Research said...
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Quality Research said...

nteresting Video. Will certainly recommend it.

http://www.qualityresearch.org.uk

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