Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Obsolete Occupations: 7 Short Films

spotted by a friend in NYC

“Buckminster Fuller famously said, ‘You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.’ And the new models of the digital age have been making increasingly more old-timey crafts obsolete. But there seems to be something remarkably poetic about these dying professions. Over the past few months, we been noticing– and noting — a number of beautifully shot microdocumentaries romanticizing this impending obsolescence. Today, we’ve curated seven of our favorites. . . ”

Read about and watch the seven short films, here.

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