Thursday, February 05, 2009

Zeitgeist - The Movie (part 1 and 2)

Zeitgeist refers to "the spirit of the times" or "the spirit of the age and its society".

I recently watched the Zeitgeist movie series (thanks, Eugenio), a three times two hours audiovisual epos about -say- the institutional control of the modern individual.
In fact, I have the same comment as on Das Netz - The Net two years ago (btw - here's the working link): "Leaving aside the fact that it's sometimes a little bit too close to conspiracy theories and its being too deep and too shallow at the same time, it's an interesting documentary."

Part 1 (Zeitgeist: The Movie)

Part 2 (Zeitgeist: Addendum)

Monday, February 02, 2009

Wie funktioniert Geld? (German)

How does money work? German designer and animator Max von Bock has created a neat little documentary to answer this question (sorry -- German only).

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

For that matter I can also recommend the (again German) book die tagesschau erklärt die Wirtschaft, a very readable (and visually appealing) basic introduction to economics and the financial system.