This is an excerpt from ReConstitution 2008, a performance series by Sosolimited. All three presidential debates were remixed live, as they happened, for theatre audiences. The first debate remix took place at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. This is footage from a DV cam in the back row, and that is why the audio sounds canned.

In this segment, every time Obama or McCain mentions themselves, the audience, or their opponent, that reference is cataloged and stacked. Each candidate's words are transcribed in real time and sorted into three columns : "You", "Me", and "The Other Guy".

It is easy to see that both Obama and McCain talk about themselves much more than each other or the voters.

reconstitution2008.com

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