13 April 2012

A tale of whales

What do have in common 2011 floods in Thailand and twitter? Well... whales! I always thought they were rather peaceful and simple animals, so it was interesting to note that an info-graphic broadcasted on national Thai-TV, in order to make population aware of the dos and donts in that situation, depicted them as a sort of nasty beings, who caused the natural disaster. I came across the videos while visiting an exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center.



The Thai whale reminded me of twitter's fail whale, which, if not ill-intentioned, is at least a naive animal needing a lift to deeper waters.

Twitter's fail whale. From yiying.com

Its designer is the Shanghai-born and Sydney-based Yiying Lu. Here you can find a long interview to know more about her.
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