Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Medium Influences the Message

I subscribe to most of the right blogs, and have seen probably dozens of really top-notch typographic or infographical short movies. But yesterday I saw, for the first time, one of them actually on a TV. This one:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights from Seth Brau on Vimeo. For detail about the movie, this blog post explains it. The subject is the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, which is 60 years old this year. We still seem to have enough dictators and warlords and other assorted jackasses, so it seems worth publicizing a bit more perhaps. Anyway, it was much, much more moving on TV than in a tiny window on the computer screen. It would be nice to see these sorts of things instead of the horrible, fear-inducing terrorists are everwhere sports, and similar ads that actually get aired. I'll note that the background is pretty yellow on ATSC at 720p, at least. It looks rather good, so I suspect this is on purpose.

1 comment:

John Bossert said...

Watched the video. Hadn't seen the list of universal rights before, so thanks. For what it's worth, I strongly agree with a great deal but not all of it.

And I wish people who are striving to see these rights upheld for "everyone" would really consider "everyone."