AT DIXIE'S DEADZONE DINERS, A CHANCE TO DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT
Many of us love the idea of 50s diners, with their vinyl booths, bottomless coffee, jukeboxes and flapjacks. But then midway through sipping on a malted shake, we pull out our futuristic wireless brain-scrambling devices and start surfing and beaming messages across the globe.
With Dixie's Deadzone Diners, patrons finally had the chance to experience a more authentic 50s diner. After all, the Deadzone Diner slogan is "Great Meal, No Service." WNW Members Jeff Scardino, Tara Lawall, Rob Trostle and Rich Greco helped create several pop-up diners in places with no cell service, so people could disconnect to reconnect with loved ones. We're talking caves, vaults and canyons.
As Jeff notes, "The campaign received over 11 million online views, which is a bit ironic."
This isn't Jeff's first involvement with a thought-provoking installation. Last year, we featured the traveling "Machine 11," which flipped the script on typical anti-smoking scare tactics and instead afforded passersby a series of amazing 11-minute life experiences for the cost of 1 cigarette.
While Dixie's Deadzone Diners campaign has ended for now, it's still possible for you to build your own time traveling device just by putting your other devices away.