Demos, the only Think Tank in the world in the nub game has released a professional looking nub about power. It uses the same devices as Jonathan Jarvis’s massive Crisis of Credit video (voice over, comedy visual language, sound effects). But while a mechanical explanation of the forces behind the credit crunch work well in this format i’m not so sure the slippery concept of power works so well. Concepts of ‘agency’ and ‘resilience’ kind of feel like they need a different treatment to ‘Credit Default Swaps’ and ‘Collateralized Debt Obligations’. As a result – it’s a Jarvis treatment, for an argument that feels more Graham.
This is obviously still going to be light years better than the dog shit we’re going to release on January 7th.