Everyone at underscore will tell you that I drove them mad by adding black swan to every playlist on spotify. I just really liked it – cause this is fucked up, fucked up! – nice little ear worm. It inspired me to do this video. Its not quite finished but I thought I’d upload it to my new vimeo account.
Its my take, so I’ve probably got it all wrong. Some say its an anti-bush song, some say “everything is fucked up but hey, let’s enjoy the ride” either way, this is my take on it. I did a bit of research about black swan theory and kind of skirted around that idea. It interested me that people have actually written books on how to look out for black swan events and make them white swan events. The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that encapsulates the concept that an event is a surprise (to the observer) and has a major impact. After the fact, the event is rationalized by hindsight. Some examples are 9/11, computers, hitler, and facebook.
Anyway hope its not too depressing. Kick on.
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