Vanishing Point, territories that disappear in the media.

Vanishing Point

The representativeness of a national culture, which make it seem familiar or exotic, no longer depends on the cultural similarities or geographic proximity, but by its frequency of presence in the media that invade our daily mental space. Vanishing Point made ​​by a team led by Mauricio Arango draw up a schematic planetarium in which nations are much darker than most cited, otherwise they tend to disappear. The sources consist of the most widely read newspapers in the seven most industrialized countries in the world (G7), ie Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, through their RSS channels stored in an SQL database and analyzed to accordingly. "History is made by Those Who make it less, than by Those Who tell it," reads the opening quotation of the work but the presupposition of the project, namely the perceived presence of the nations linked to the news of the industrialized world is that correct? Since the reflection of the choices of a handful of media groups on an abnormal amount of people, you would be tempted to accede to this hypothesis. But the same network that hosts this project was the main architect of the reversal of this principle, providing enough space and mechanisms to undermine a very close economic dictatorship of the paper distribution of mass. If, in fact, has not yet been commercially developed the 'everyday' overall, although English is now the lingua franca of the globe, the sights of the major publishing groups overflow for some time now in this direction, at the expense of native nationality of their heads . This and other work on the net now anticipate cultural antibodies that will inevitably be needed for subsequent coercita and impoverished summary of the contents foraggiata by the protagonists of the global market.