Hello there, I'm Dorian Electra, a soon-to-be third-year student at Shimer College. I'm from Houston, Texas, and a graduate of School of the Woods Montessori High School. This summer I'll be doing two internships, one with Emergent Order, a media development and production company in Austin, Texas and the other with writer, Virginia Postrel in Los Angeles. I discovered Emergent Order through EconStories, the work of director John Papola and economist Russ Roberts, specifically through their viral music video-rap-battle between economists Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes (watch "Fear the Boom and Bust"). When this video was released in early 2010 I fell in love with it and became inspired to make my own music video in a similar vein (watch "I'm in Love with Friedrich Hayek"). I sent my video to John and he really enjoyed it. Since then, we've kept in contact about new ideas and we had been talking about the possibility of me doing an internship with Emergent Order since last summer when they moved to Austin and I was working on my second economics music video "Roll with The Flow."
Emergent Order's self-description is this:
"At Emergent Order™ we develop original content and tell stories about the amazing, emerging world around us. We are surrounded by marvels. Each and every day, a surprisingly harmonious order emerges through the individual and collective actions of billions of people working together to pursue their dreams. Emergent Order™ exists to tell those stories and reveal the heart, humor and economics that drive them.
(John Papola and me)