Vulcan 01: beyond the caldera

The first part of Vulcan, a work about the mythology of global capitalism, is produced on the mediacast page today. In the introduction, beyond the caldera, we consider some of the issues facing us with the rise of global capitalism as our dominant mythology in the world today.

Vulcan is the blacksmith of the gods, working beneath his mountain he takes no heed of mortals. All he is interested in is his fiery production and keeping the furnace of enterprise going.

Having given his name to volcanoes, he understands that the caldera is all about explosive potentials.

In this work, our ancient immortal is the metaphor through which we explore the mythology of global capitalism and try to understand how it impacts in our lives for good or ill. Beyond the caldera we find that the background to this mythology is complex and filled with questions we must be prepared to ask if we are going to seriously entertain comprehension.

Vulcan 01: beyond the caldera

Vulcan is a work by Jack Adams which relies on years of research into the history and process of the mythology of global capitalism.

Beyond the caldera

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The credits are structured in the sequence in which the images appear in the video.

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Caldera Photo by Nikolay Hristov on Unsplash

Red Volcano Photo by Aaron Thomas on Unsplash

Smoking Volcano Photo by Yosh Ginsu on Unsplash

Vulcan Wheel

Vulcan statue


Blacksmith Photo by Nicolas Hoizey on Unsplash

Shouting Photo by Dmitry Vechorko on Unsplash

Thoughtful Photo by Kazi Mizan on Unsplash

Debt Photo by Daniel Thiele on Unsplash

Dollar Bills Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Rich man Photo by Nate Johnston on Unsplash

Poverty Photo by Jordan Opel on Unsplash

Palace Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash

Slum kids Photo by SwapnIl Dwivedi on Unsplash



celebrity giving

coffee and croissant

shameful history


teenage rage
Photo by Christopher Ott on Unsplash

bedroom head
Photo by Francisco Andreotti on Unsplash

Extinction rebellion

Photo by Maria Oswalt on Unsplash



Photo by Michal Matlon on Unsplash

Human Capital Stock

balance sheet entry


dead goose

Black Friday

starving children




buy now pay later

US free

 poor house

working home


capitalist justice

guy fawkes


firing squad

dinner table

refugee camp


middle class

refugees in camp

rio tinto protest


semi detached

food wealth

baking clay

child death

keir starmer


dead child

consumer goods

oxford street