Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cuil Theory

A bit of background on Cuil Theory: According to, "The popular conception of the Cuil is heavily informed by the thought of Immanuel Kant. In The Critique of Pure Reason, Kant lays out what he describes as his 'Copernican Revolution.' He insists that the world we experience is informed by the world as it truly is and the restraints of our own consciousness. Thus, we can never really know what is happening in the world as it truly exists, expect that it has a role in shaping the world that we experience. Kant believed this experience was similar to realizing that the sun, not Earth, is at the center of the solar system."


There exists online a written example reality at each level of Cuil. Various YouTube videos, such as the one above, have been published with people reading this text, but not many have corresponding visuals. My goal is to illustrate this text, utilizing original and found video clips. I aim to create a vibrant visual narrative to enhance the absurdity of the text, and help viewers gain a deeper insight of the reality of Cuil Theory


  1. I find this entertaining, thoughtful, chanllenging and interesting. This is so much going on in the content, and the layers by layers style is a powerful presentation. Good job! Have a good summer:)

  2. a slick production and a nice post. it's really pretty amazing that kant can have a presence on youtube. you're on your way to youtube stardom... 127 hits as of today!