Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

10 Responses to “Digital Open Winner: A Living Diorama, to Change the World.”

  1. sebastian6 says:

    This vid suffers from the classic telling and not showing. Why wouldn’t they just SHOW some of her work?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Excellent news! I highly suggest she read up on her Augusto Boal.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great idea, great presentation, great girl!

  4. teleny says:

    I know her heart’s in the right place, but every time lately someone starts talking “awareness”, I reach for my metaphoric revolver. Why? Because it’s just advertising.

    I’ve seen all kinds of stunts being pulled to “raise awareness” for all kinds of causes, and they all pretty much boil down to “well, if we talk about this enough, maybe the problem will go away”. No matter how clever you are in dressing suitably thin Black and Asian actors in rags, cosmetic clay and dog food, it’s not the same as actual footage of the real thing, and people pretty much change the channel when *that* comes on. A “living newspaper” troupe (which is what this sounds like) would be mostly preaching to the choir on the “unpleasant” news, while gradually being forced to do encores on their “Death of Michael Jackson” or “Tribute to Princess Di” simply to make expenses. That is, unless they would like to pander to voyeuristic spectacles of others’ misery…

    Again, her heart’s in the right place, but I’d like to see that prize going to someone who might actually come up with viable (and I’m not even talking ‘sustainable’, just something that works, preferably quickly) solutions to problems.

  5. Bavi_H says:

    How does the dotSUB thing work? Do you already have people transcribing, captioning, or subtitling your videos? Or are you waiting for volunteers to jump in and submit subtitles?

    I uploaded English subtitles to test.

  6. Ratdog says:

    Sounds pretty interesting….

    I can see how history-based video games were inspirational. I’ve seen some interesting simulations with them.

    Hard to think of LARP without thinking of Role Models…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yeah….Great girl, great idea’s, you gotta make something happen in life and she has grabbed the bull by the horns. (my old man used to say you have to ) Make something happen ! so good to see someone so young motivated and sparks flying off her. Go girl, keep it up.

  8. mypalmike says:

    I had dioractive once, but I took some Pepto and it cleared up.

    Nah. This is a cool idea. Move it from the back yard into the public view and you’d open a lot of eyes. I’m picturing a scene with people digging for blood diamonds set up next to Zales.

  9. Anonymous says:

    instant love for that girl :)

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