Video Essay: A Briefer History of Time

Based on the ideas of Marshall McLuhan and E.P.Thompson, this video essay looks at the unexpected consequences of mechanised time. This is the first video essay I have made in collaboration with Fusion. It was also turned around a lot more quickly - I produced it from scratch in three weeks (usually a video essay takes about eight weeks). So it's a bit shorter and a bit more simple, but visually I think it is pretty good. Inspired by Dziga Vertov (who even gets a cameo in the essay) I had fun cutting shots of clockwork mechanisms against images of a mechanised society.