10 August 2012

The Issue of Complexity and Kony 2012

Just stumbled upon this video from vlogger Hank Green that was posted shortly after the release of Kony 2012. He discusses the trouble with complexity in terms of a response to the problem of the LRA and the way in which the video was able to make the problem and solutions seem so simple.

It is one of the smarter looks at the debate from an outsider. While much of the criticisms were from people already involved in aid and development, Green is someone who is more of an outsider. His perspective is useful as it points out the problems with some of the criticisms about the video and with the video itself.

Yea, it is a bit late, but worth sharing and watching.