Thursday, February 12, 2009

Iran: A Nation Of Bloggers (Vancouver Film School via Information Aesthetics)

Information Aesthetics recently highlighted a short YouTube film by the Vancouver Film School titled Iran: A Nation Of Bloggers. I am not sure where they got their facts but even if they are off by half, the film suggests a changing political dynamic in Iran. I know, I know, we have heard it all before but it reminds me a bit of the importance of the fax machine during perestroika...

3 comments:

Girl Spy said...

NPR has aired a series of in -country reports that suggests roughly the same dynamics. It's been an interesting insight into what may be the more mainstream culture of Iran.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100575721

Travis said...

From a design perspective, that's a really well done trailer. I don't know much about Iranian blogs, except that they are pretty common, but there is a youth movement there becoming very disillusioned with the regime. It'll be interesting to see if the fallout of the oil market produces any lasting change.

Anonymous said...

Excellent trailer...very nice graphics