Below is her video musing about the eerily prescient foreword to They Became What They Beheld, a book by anthropologist Edmund Snow Carpenter published in 1970 (and now out of print), but which reads like a journalism textbook written for Generation Tweet. The book grew out of Carpenter’s collaboration with media visionary Marshall McLuhan on a 1968 article entitled “Fashion Is Language,” for a special McLuhan issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Want more Vi? I highly recommend her tirade against the Tyranny of Pi, her discourse on what a wack-job Pythagoras was, and her open letter to Nickelodeon regarding the mathematical impossibility* of SpongeBob’s Pineapple under the Sea.
It should be noted that the multi–talented Hart also provided the moody, melancholic score for the haunting short film “Henri 2: Paw de Deux,” which just won the prestigious Golden Kitty at the Internet Cat Video Film Festival yesterday.
*WARNING: this video may intrigue you to the point that you will be powerless but to embark on her epic 3-part botano-mathematical series explaining why plants tend to grow in Fibonacci sequences.