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_Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box

Based on interviews with those directly involved and data visualizations up to the millisecond, Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box reconstructs the flash crash of May 6th 2010: the fastest and deepest U.S. stock market plunge ever.

2011 Marije Meerman
EN,NL Visit the project

We wanted to tell the story of the automation of financial markets and build a story structure that went beyond the three basic levels of image/sound/music. The tablet is the most appropriate medium to merge top qualities of design with the dramatic strengths of documentary storytelling.

Marije Meerman, Director of Money & Speed, Multiple Journalism


Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box is an interactive documentary developed for the iPad that tells the story of the 2008  flash-crash of the US financial markets. The layered documentary combines investigative journalism and live visual data analysis, but the story can also be watched online as a regular, linear documentary.

With its neat design, Money & Speed proves that the haptic quality of tablets offer great creative potential for documentaries. Through the tablet interface, interacting with data visualizations and accessing additional information becomes much more intuitive. Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box, offers a comprehensive viewing experience which becomes more personal through the tablet interaction.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN,NL
Country : Netherlands
Year : 2011
Author : Marije Meerman
Producer : Mariska Schneider,VPRO Backlight
Team : Catalogtree,Eric Look,Gerard Meijer,Gerko Wessel,Gert Jan Kuiper,Jaim Sahuleka,Jeff Grosveld,Joris van Gunsven,Maarten Kramer,Noodlewerk,Rinze Schuurman,Systemantics
Awards & Nominations : Dutch Design Award,European Science Foundation Best Multimedia Award,Golden Reiger,International Academy of Digital Arts Lovie Award
Budget Range : $190k
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Trailer :

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