Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Powerpoint culture

Powerpoint Zen has this post entitled Film explores the omnipresent PowerPoint culture in search of its philosophical potential

A PZ reader yesterday pointed me to a very cool online video — a short film really — which many of you will surely enjoy. If you are interested in visual communication, PowerPoint/slides, and appreciate a good fix of irony, then you will love this creation from two very clever design students studying at the Linz Kunstuniversit√§t, Clemens Kogler and Karo Szmit (narration by Andre Tschinder). Here's what Clemens says about the visual presentation called Le Grand Content:

Le Grand Content examines the omnipresent PowerPoint-culture in search for its philosophical potential. Intersections and diagrams are assembled to form a grand 'association-chain-massacre'. which challenges itself to answer all questions of the universe and some more. Of course, it totally fails this assignment, but in its failure it still manages to produce some magical nuance and shades between the great topics death, cable tv, emotions and hamsters.

This short 4-minute presentation is brilliant and hilarious. Watch it here, via YouTube or go here to see the video directly on Clemens' site.



Read more about Le Grand content here. You'll also see many stills of the motion graphics used in the presentation (sample below).

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