ramesh srinivasan and village voice

“Ramesh Srinivasan has worked for a long time in a community of Somali refugees in Boston. When listening to their stories, Srinivasan wanted to use the Internet as a form to engender the creation of new types of oral tradition. The interface works as a montage-based system that can look at the multiple paths through the community’s stories, allowing the story to unfold based upon what the viewer is watching. The videostories can be accessed by various themes, so when opening the different frames the user chooses a personal casting in a timeless virtual story. “Village Voice” allows these Somalis to speak for themselves, in their own language, about their transition into a new society.” Take a look at this fascinating idea. Village Voice
[thanks Ramesh!]