This animation is about how people have changed the surface of the earth. The animation (this version isn’t narrated although there is a narrated version here) welcomes us to the Anthropocene, a new epoch marked by man’s ability to affect the ecosystems of the earth. The animation traces light pollution and shipping routes across the globe, highlighting how expansive our activities as a species are. Toward the end of the video, the solid earth dissolves, and these traces appear very thin and delicate: like a kind of spherical, malignant lace. The animation was produced by Globaia, to promote awareness about the impact of humans on ecosystems.