“Water then food. Agriculture then industry. Old then new. Critical then extra. Simple to complex. Concrete to abstract. Dirt to clouds. Real to unreal.”

This from Torberg:

The infinite upward scroll makes a great metaphor for the great American belief in “progress”, whatever that might mean. If it seems familiar, it did to me. The first thing I thought of was Marco Bramilla’s “Civilization”:

“Je Suis un Poisson”

ASA, a film school in Paris, released their latest batch of end-of-year student films. They seem to like this one a lot (“felicitations du jury”). So do I.

You might take this as a discussion about the self-mutilation of passing. Or about how change can seem a lot like dying. Or “to thine own self be true.” Or “How is that civilization thing working out for you?” This is a delicious little video.