Can someone tell me what this is about? I feel like I want to be interested in it and uphold it as some beacon of the revolutionary spirit of culture and the internets, except I have no idea what the video is telling me. Here’s the flickr page it links to:
Still don’t know what it means. You’d think Brooklyn Museum, the uploader of the video, and Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, would be able to drop some production value on this vid before throwing it up as an ad on Youtube. Like, how does that look for the contemporary art movement to the general masses when its staunchest proponents can’t throw some visual flare into a vid?
Like, at least a garageband beat low in the mix or something, right? Not that that’d help me ascertain what the video was about, but at least I’d be able to bop my head in confusion and get sucked into the total immersive ability of editing to lull me into a state of passive consumption. Then I’d realize I wasn’t paying attention and I’d think it was my fault I missed the point of the video, because I have ADD, not because the video’s message is ambiguous. And that, kids, is why you should under score. To make your audience feel stupid if they don’t get “it”.