segunda-feira, 26 de setembro de 2011
Horizon - "Icon Earth" by David Malone (BBC, 1995)
For 20 years the image of the earth floating in space has been adopted by environmentalists to suggest the planet’s wholeness and vulnerability, as a challenge to industrialism and consumerism. But the meaning of the icon is changing with the advent of global telecommunications and finance. It is advances in science and technology which make such images possible, yet the effects of science and technology have been divisive. As a result of science and technology the earth is more and more divided between rich and poor. "Icon Earth" explores the implications of these changes and asks what the future holds. It uses the image of the world seen from outer space, the "blue earth", once viewed as an icon of global unity as critique of the promise of globalization.