EPIC 2014 – The reign of Googlezon

This presentation was put together by a couple of university students at Georgia Tech. It tells an orwellian tale about the demise of what we would call “modern media”. The clip is narrated and runs 8 minutes. It packs a lot of thinking into those 8 short minutes. This project has caused me to do a lot of thinking since I saw it.

It is based partly in reality, and partly in conjecture. The presentation shows us a world that _could_ be, some say it is the world that _will_ be.

The first link below contains a written version with some added details that aren’t in the flash movie. The second link is the flash movie itself. This was originally published several months ago, so it may be old news for some of you, but this is something that really made me think, and its worth another look.

> “In feeble protest to Googlezon’s hegemony, the Times has become a print-only newsletter for the elderly…”

* [Text Version](http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2004/11/29/summary_of_the_world_googlezon.htm)
* [Flash Video](http://oak.psych.gatech.edu/~epic/)