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On Tuesday, May 10 – Generation Earth: The Way We Move, this presentation is actually the second episode from a three-film BBC series that charts the epic scale of our redesign of the planet, and explores how we are shrinking the planet, transforming our transport networks, and moving more objects around the globe faster.
Here’s what BBC says:
“Generation Earth is the story of our manmade world.”
“In the last generation, we’ve changed the face of the Earth on a scale unimaginable to our ancestors. Generation Earth discovers how villages in China have been transformed into cities of millions, the tallest building in the world dwarfs the skyscrapers of America, and a dam can be so big that it’s changed the rotation of the planet.”
“Now, this astonishing transformation is charted in an awe-inspiring series. BBC travels the globe, visiting the world’s largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world. Using state-of-the-art visuals, three films showcase the extraordinary engineering, construction and farming ingenuity that is transforming Earth, propelling us into a new era in this planet´s – and our own – history.”
BUT one could argue that what this is really about is the challenge of communicating with simple ingenious motion graphics the staggering scale of global infrastructure, that is typically beyond our capacity to understand.
“Using time-lapse photography, Painstaking CG, high-res satellite imagery, and specialist filming, a generation of change passes in a few moments. This is the sheer scale of human ambition to remake the planet. Generation Earth invokes the stunning and sometimes terrible beauty of the man-made world.”
After this is all over, you’ll be asking yourself “Jeepers! Why I didn’t become an engineer?”.