Metropolis by Rob Carter

25 03 2010

This next video hits home, mainly because it is home for me. The creator, Rob Carter, explains “Metropolis [as] a quirky and very abridged narrative history of the city of Charlotte, NC. Made entirely from images printed on paper, the animation literally represents a sped up urban planners dream, but suggests the frailty of that dream, continuing the city development into an imagined hubristic future. It is an extreme representation of the already serious water shortages that face many expanding American cities today; but this is less a warning, as much as a statement of our paper thin significance no matter how many monuments of steel, glass and concrete we build.

Here is the extended full-length video of Rob’s entire project:




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