Watch it: telfezion.com. It's like Nam Jun Paik on vacation in Beirut after dropping acid with a falafel chaser. Created by Nadim Kobeissi, aka @kaepora. He tells Boing Boing how the project came about, below.
I grew up in Lebanon and didn't move to Montreal until I was 18. I had
very strong memories of how Television in Lebanon was during my
childhood in the 90's, and made telfezion.com as a project to emulate
those memories as accurately as possible.
I spent days looking through YouTube/obscure Arabic websites for the
footage, which is highly nostalgic Lebanese ads, political videos,
cartoons that were popular in Lebanon during my childhood, etc.
I've sent it to Lebanese friends - many got tears of nostalgia.
* "Telfezion" is how television is referred to in Lebanese Arabic
* Contains almost an hour of footage, adding more every day.
* It uses sessions and a sorting algorithm to queue the footage randomly
but with proper spacing
I plan to find and add more news/political footage, as Lebanon was only
beginning to emerge from a highly political 25-year civil war in the 90's.
My motive for making this site is just that it's so much fun. All my
Lebanese friends recognize how valuable it is - it's so weird for them
see the Internet mirror intimate and highly relevant childhood memories
and I love working on that.
In addition to benefiting from excellent feng shui, the family harvests about 15 kilograms of honey each year from their bee housemates, who showed up on the day of a wedding.
(youdontknowimadaog via /r/ATBGE)
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