The Taste Gap
The videos below are two different versions of visualizing a quote from an interview with American public radio personality and host of the podcast This American Life, Ira Glass. David Shiyang Liu created the kinetic type representation of the quote (top) about 6 years ago and it’s been viewed 1.5 million times since then. (Though to be fair, at least a hundred of those viewings are by me.) Daniel Sax was inspired by Liu’s video and decided to make his own version (bottom). It took about a year, with the help of a handful of other artists creating images.
The quote itself is inspiring, and it’s an important message for anyone who aspires to do creative work of any kind, I believe. As you watch the videos, you might think about how videos like these represent aspects of Henry Jenkins’ argument about media convergence, participatory culture, and collective intelligence.