The Stimulus: Unpacked [newmediators.com] is a performance examining the debate around President Obama's stimulus plan. The Mediator serves as a realtime analyst and interpreter by building a visual model explaining the stimulus plan of which President Obama is speaking, and supplying additional details pertinent to the speech but unmentioned by Obama. The additional details represent both supporting and critical views of the stimulus plan.
The rapid visualization of the stimulus package juxtaposed with Obama's speech builds a more complete picture than either the speech or diagram in isolation. The diagrams allows for the mediators to add complementary details to the vague and high-level discourse of the President. It also creates the opportunity for the mediator to visually represent the President's words.
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