Vi Hart Explains & Defends Net Neutrality in a New Doodle-Filled Video

Vi Hart is back at it again. Hart has a knack for demys­ti­fy­ing com­plex con­cepts with her visu­al­ly-rich math­e­mat­i­cal videos. She has pre­vi­ous­ly tack­led Stravin­sky and Schoenberg’s 12-Tone Com­po­si­tions and the Space-Time Con­tin­u­um. This week, she’s tak­ing on the con­cept of Net Neu­tral­i­ty. The FCC will soon con­sid­er whether it wants to end the era of net neu­tral­i­ty and the open web — some­thing that could have far-reach­ing con­se­quences for you. The web keeps get­ting more and more cor­po­ra­tized (even by com­pa­nies that claim to sup­port net neu­tral­i­ty). And by killing net neu­tral­i­ty, the FCC can offi­cial­ly ensure that big cor­po­ra­tions run the show.

In the video above, Hart explains the con­cept of net neu­tral­i­ty and why it’s impor­tant to defend. On her blog, she also includes a lot of addi­tion­al resources — includ­ing more videos that explain net neu­tral­i­ty, plus infor­ma­tion on how you can tell your polit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives to keep the web open.

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  • Hanoch says:

    Pre­sent­ing one side of the argu­ment would be a bet­ter descrip­tor than “demys­ti­fy­ing”. Very com­pelling argu­ments have been made that the gov­ern­ment should not inter­fere with the pri­vate deci­sions of busi­ness­es and their cus­tomers.

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