I’ve been busy the last two days at the State of the Planet convention at Columbia. I’ll blog about it more when I get a chance. But in the meantime, enjoy this little Google map flood mashup. The map takes information from NASA and shows us just what coastal areas will look like when the polar ice caps melt. Sorry for such a depressing link, but this convention has me thinking about global warming a lot.
Monthly archives for March, 2006
Although I’ve been busy, in the past two weeks I’ve been able to see as many movies. I saw V for Vendetta on opening night. Since this blockbuster has gotten enough coverage I won’t really discuss it. I’ll just say: While it could have been better, I was definitely entertained and enjoyed the film.
In New York I was able to see a documentary Mardi Gras: Made in China on its opening day. This small documentary was shown (incomplete) at Sundance and has gotten some buzz. The director and producer were at the small opening which was packed (the theater held about 40-50 people) to answer questions after the film.
While editing of the film was done well and the people involved obviously spent a lot of time researching and traveling (probably more traveling) I have to say that I was not impressed by the movie in the end.
I have two words to describe my ill content with the documentary: Emotional blackmail.
I realize that an emotional response is an important one in a movie that’s discussing issues of globalization, but that was the only attribute of the movie that stuck, emotion.