City Rising from metahaven on Vimeo.

This short video is about “the internet” and the global spread of affective, precarious labor, captured in the notion of love. It is also an homage to Constant Nieuwenhuys, architect of New Babylon. New Babylon was a utopian city for which Constant developed models, plans, and writings throughout the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. New Babylon would give free reign to a life of play, as people would be liberated from the obligation to perform productive and manual labor. Models of New Babylon were filmed as bizarre, beautiful shapes in the foreground of the image.
Now that we have our New Babylon with the internet, social media, economic nomadism, and global precariousness, how do we like it? Voice-over text by Brian Kuan Wood.

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