What Is a Spime? Never Mind, Watch the Pretty Pictures

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Every time I read Bruce Sterling’s explanation of what a ‘spime’ is, I instantly forget again. The concise version goes something like this; an object that, because of the way it has been manufactured or tagged, can be tracked over the course of its lifetime in space, time, the economy, etc.

I mention it only as an excuse to embed this incredibly beautiful video below, which tells the story of a woman’s day in animated Euro-flavored infographics:

It’s like a music video of a Nicholson Baker novel. Sterling tags this video as somehow spimey. Further proof — none was needed — that I’m not as smart as Sterling.