Related to "The Rise of the Image, the Fall of the Word" by Mitchell Stephens, from Robin's Summer Reading posts.
This video is 9 minutes long, but the information in it boils down to 2 grad students from the US are running a project in China to combine local kite-flying expertise and tradition with workshops to build sensors that help test air quality. It's an attempt to combat the Chinese govt.'s close-fisted approach to environmental data, and its about ownership of local spaces by citizen involvement in data collection.
In the book we read this summer, concision and creating meaning through juxtaposition were strengths of video. IMO, this video embraces the linearity of word-based narrative. How can it embrace its medium better?