1. This video portrayed a visual representation of nowness and utopian impulses in many ways. From the way the video was produced; to the man explaining his life story. I believe this video was trying to portray the way in which you should be present and happy with life. His life portrayed calmness, living in the moment, and appreciating everything you have for what it is. As for how this video was produced to portray nowness, it is quiet, slow-moving, focusing on every detail of his house, but doing all of this as he is explaining intense and meaningful life events. For me, this video shows a lot of utopian impulses. It is calm and inviting, it makes you want to live a quiet, kept to yourself life. His house is filled with things he has created with his own two hands throughout his life and they are all filled with meaning.
2. One of the main ways I see time used in 2312 is the way Robinson uses it to distance out the characters and plot. The time difference shown between chapters throughout the novel and the way that he will jump around in time to fill the plot or explain the deeper meaning of characters and plot. The way he uses time gaps to be able to insert past elements of characters into the storyline to help us understand the situations/character better.