Boing Boing tv Update: OFFWORLD, YES MEN, and THIS IS THE FIRST.

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4 Responses to “Boing Boing tv Update: OFFWORLD, YES MEN, and THIS IS THE FIRST.”

  1. wolfiesma says:

    Dude, the Yes Men are hot. Even the guy with the melting face. Also… nice soundtrack!

    • Xeni Jardin says:

      @wolfiesma, I like to think of that as Scott Beibin’s digital burqa. It’s awesome how the video-over-internet distortion only happened on the lower part of his visage, as if he were sneakily trying to disguise himself.

      This was the first time we’d tried 4-way iChat in video production, it was like a big cosmic grilled cheese sandwich of faces. But the cool factor overrides the HEY IT’S MELTY problem.

  2. David Carroll says:

    Wow Xeni! I can’t wait. This interview with the Yes Men reminds me of your previous chat with Star Simpson. Just like Ms. Simpson, I am guessing that the Yes Men consented to your interview precisely because they knew you understood what they were all about.

    PS. That purple jacket is gorgeous.

  3. Hamish MacDonald says:

    Thanks for this! I must admit, this is the first time I’ve watched a video on BoingBoing (like five minutes is a giant commitment on the Web or something). Totally off-topic, but Xeni, it’s nice to finally know now how to say your name in my head. And your speaking voice is just the coolest. I’m a gayer on another continent, so I’m just sayin’. It’s nice to hear someone on the Web who sounds smoky instead of dental-drillish, and who’s saying things of substance.

    More to the point, thanks for the in-depth discussion with The Yes Men. I think their prank was not only a brilliant-executed, epic win, it was also an act of great vision and hope to articulate what “the solution” would look like. It’s not just culture-jamming, it’s a real contribution to the collective imagination.

    Congrats on the new format.

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