Thursday, December 20, 2007

Recommended Viewing - Story of Stuff

full movie link

The entire presentation is so simple it really is a testament to the power of minimalism. I wouldn't be surprised to find she was wearing homespun hemp.

It is a brilliant introduction to the vocabulary we need to talk about this sort of stuff. If you don't have to words how do you talk about fixing it?

She talks about:
]|[ Materials economy
]|[ Planned obsolescence
]|[ Perceived obsolescence
]|[ Externalized costs and more.

If you are looking for the meat of the information it is all neatly documented in the annotated script in the resources section. Also be sure to check out the blog and subscribe to the feed.

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