Citizen Sane

Following on from yesterday’s wander into philosophy, a short detour into political philosophy via this animation from MachineOff, a Greek production house.

It’s a brief distillation of an essay (I think) by E.A.Rauter. I hadn’t heard of him before but a quick bit of internetting reveals he was a German teacher and journalist, who wrote about the effect of language and information. There seems to be very little about him or his work in English, which makes this video all the more of a find.

The video outlines Rauters’ thoughts on how information is used to construct  individuals sense of self and what this means for how we relate to the state and economy. It’s a bit longer than the average nub, but it’s thought-provoking stuff. It’s this kind of visualizing of an intellectual idea that formed our original idea of what a nub should be, so enjoy!