Bruce Sterling talk on "vernacular video"

Closing Keynote: Vernacular Video from Vimeo Festival on Vimeo.

Here's a very stern and sardonic Bruce Sterling at the Vimeo Festival discussing "vernacular video." Bruce notes, "This speech goes on for 56 minutes, practically forever by vernacular video standards." Despite that, I was riveted by all 56 minutes' worth — Bruce takes an unexpected turn through the history of the Dick Van Dyke show on the way to explaining how to predict the future and then wraps it up with a sinister turn around the morality of cigarette sponsorship and what it is that vernacular video does that runs parallel to selling coffin nails.

Showtime: Bruce Sterling at Vimeo Festival, 'Vernacular Video'

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