A Note From The Editors | Migration & Mobility
June 4, 2019
May | The Cost of College
This animation was originally published January 22, 2019 in our Plastics issue.
For all the plastics accumulating in the sea, think, too, on the oft-hidden seas of production wastes that have been made in parallel—the pollutants sent skyward, cast downstream, and as told here, drummed and dumped. When I wrote American Petrotopia five years ago for Aeon Magazine, I had no idea it would resonate as it has, or reverberate in ways that would inspire such a talented team of editors, artists and composers to compress and recast American Petrotopia into such a stark and startling story about the underbelly of plastics’ production. – Rebecca Altman
Written and Narrated by: Rebecca Altman
Designed and Animated by: Sophie Feller
Original Score by: Jacques Brautbar