‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’, Earth Animation

May 7, 2012 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Sharon Ede, of Post Growth Institute, for sending me the following video (‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’), a highly engaging 3 minutes, which presents part of the spectrum of human influence on the Earth. Sharon provides the following introduction:

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then visual approaches to communicating large numbers or complex topics are worth their weight in gold.

Yet much sustainability communication still relies on words, even though 75% of our brain is devoted to visual processing.

Animations, photography, data visualizations, art, film – all play a critical role in communicating meaning through converting data into narrative. They enable the human brain to grasp and process concepts much more readily than trying to analyze reams of information.

To watch the video, please click here: http://vimeo.com/40940686

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