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Ruben van Leer Explores Ideas of an Evolutionary Future in Yeasayer Music Video

For Yeasayer’s “Glass of the Microscope” music video, Dutch director Ruben van Leer got special permission to film the tower of Naturalis which houses Holland’s largest collection of natural history objects and is normally closed to the public.

Van Leer tells Wired, “For a moment, among these scientific objects, we felt the entire history of the city. We wanted to fuse that history with ideas of an evolutionary future. After technology saves the world — as Silicon Valley wants us to believe — what then?”

Read the full story here and watch the video below.

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