Balance Out of Life

Video: Koyaanisqatsi (1982) at 1552% speed. (The year 1552 marks the publication of “A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies,” an account of the mistreatment of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas)

Audio: “The Holy Egoism of Genius,” from the 1999 Art of Noise album The Seduction of Claude Debussy.