Visualizing the Death of Print—as a 3D Tyrannosaurus Rex

Folded origami-style in the shape of a dinosaur, a newspaper meets its end.

Paper Age, a short animation by Ken Ottmann, brings the pages of a newspaper to life in crisp 3D to tell the story of the rise and fall of print: A mighty dinosaur stalks through an origami-style forest in a sequence worthy of Jurassic Park. Seconds later, it keels over. Instead of a meteor, however, the murder weapon in this melodrama is a tablet -- with a Google search for Leistungsschutzrecht visible on its screen. The term refers to controversial copyright legislation in Germany that would require search engines and aggregators to pay licensing fees to publishers for displaying snippets of text

For more work by Ken Ottmann, visit http://www.kenottmann.com/.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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