This movie is titled "Concentrated Foo" because it really seems to encapsulate the spirit of the conference. The film is unedited and shot entirely in sequence! It just worked out perfectly on its own. (As those of you who shoot video probably know, this almost never happens, so it's quite exciting.)
But first, a bit of explanation. The "session" in this case was taking apart a rental hybrid vehicle in order to see what makes it tick. I forget whether it was a Honda or a Toyota, but I'm sure someone will refresh my memory at some point.
There were self-imposed "rules," however. For instance, no one was allowed to take anything apart that they weren't reasonably sure they could put back together. The group was quite conservative in this respect. The team was meticulous about keeping the parts in order and even replacing each screw in its exact previous location, etc.
Other than that, it was a free-for-all :-)
At that said, it was pretty amazing how far we took things apart -- and how elegantly everything went right back together.
I was interviewing folks in-between documenting the car exploration.
There's a lot more where this came from, but this ought to wet your whistle for a bit.Posted by Lisa at October 14, 2003 06:26 AM | TrackBack