Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box is a thriller based on actual events that takes us to the heart of our automated financial world. Based on interviews with those directly involved and data visualization into the millisecond, it reconstructs the fastest and deepest decline of the U.S. stock market ever: the 6th of May 2010 when the American stock markets plunged by almost 10% in only 20 minutes.
By reconstructing this mysterious “flash crash”, Money and Speed uncovers a world of computer driven financial markets in which profit or loss are determined at the speed of light. Mind-blowing visualizations of financial data show what goes on in the black boxes of the world of finance. What are the consequences of putting computers in charge of our financial system?
This edition – the iPad app – shows how merging the television and computer screens can enhance – and extend one another. It offers a linear or user created path through the narrative, along with additional biographies, real-time youtubemp3now.com information and other layers of information.
MONEY & SPEED: INSIDE THE BLACK BOX won the 2012 Science in New Media Award (supported by the European Science Foundation), part of the 2012 European Science TV and New Media Festival and Awards.