Filmmaker Jeff Reichert is putting together a movie about redistricting. He contacted me recently and had this to say on his blog:
"We’ve recently befriended the folks behind the ultra-cool Redistricting Game. I’ve had a number of calls with project leader Chris Swain, and am currently preparing some visual treatments that we’ll hopefully use as a basis for future collaboration. In an ideal world, we’ll work closely with the game designers to create animation sequences tailor-made for the film. Please do check out the game. It’s very elegant, informative, and most of all, fun."
Jeff has been meeting with the usual redistricting reform suspects in DC including John Tanner's office. It would be exciting to see The Redistricting Game included in Jeff's film.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
There's an interesting discussion about the game going on in a Second Life forum here. Second Lifers are generally into technology, games, and politics for whatever reason so this project resonates with them. Interesting...
Friday, August 10, 2007
I was interviewed by the good folks at WhyTuesday.org the other day. WhyTuesday is an activist organization that seeks election reform - especially any measure that would increase voter turnout by moving Election Day from a Tuesday (e.g. a workday) to the weekend or holiday. They have a relationship with YouTube wherein their videos are featured on YouTube's homepage on the day they are released. This video was on the homepage on August 10.
Jacob Soboroff is the correspondent and a good guy. He did a nice job with the piece don't you think?