I was poking around Craig Newmark’s craigconnects.org and found an interesting film put out by Kiva.org, an organization that’s crowdsourcing micro-loans. Kiva itself is an good example of distributed micro-philanthropy ( more of these organizations are popping up here and there) and the graphic visualizes the flow of resources from that kind of participation. I don’t know what to make of it just yet. Kiva titled it “Intercontinental Ballistic Finance.” I’m not sure if that’s the best of title, referencing ICBMs might be a bit much but at the very least the graphic is a great example of visual rhetoric. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.
-Contributed by Hector Postigo, Temple Dept. of Department of Media Studies & Production-
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