The Power of Networks, an RSA Animate video by +Manuel Lima works for me on many levels.

First, the content is great, taken from a lecture[1] given by Lima in December 2011[2]. In a nutshell, he talks about how important networks are in understanding our world.

Second, the art work and animation is very well done by Cognitive Media. I'm reminded very much about lecture I attended the other week by +Jason Robb called *Draw More, Talk Less*[3], where the main takeaway for me was that you shouldn't simply show someone your finished sketch. You should re-draw it in front of them so they can see how it evolves. I can't think of a better example of this that this RSA Animate video, which you can find at http://www.thersa.org/events/video/animate/rsa-animate-the-power-of-networks

Finally, the finished drawing in its entirety would be very cool to see. Based on the "shop" page at http://www.cognitivemedia.co.uk it looks like a PDF will probably be available for purchase at some point.

I'm so glad I paused Hypercritical 69[4] to check out what RSA Animate is. Thank you to +John Siracusa for mentioning it.

1. http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2011/the-power-of-networks-knowledge-in-an-age-of-infinite-interconnectedness

2. http://www.slideshare.net/manulima/the-power-of-networks-mapping-an-increasingly-complex-world

3. http://www.slideshare.net/harvardwww/draw-more-talk-less-12924794

4. http://5by5.tv/hypercritical/69
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