This is such a simple, yet powerful idea. I've noticed that when people bump into each other at common community locations such s supermarkets, they tend to chat for at least five minutes. This form of communication could maybe be used to spread information about what's going on in the city. Maybe if there were a simple cheap cork bulletin board between or above two chairs located at one of these common locations, people could put up flyers for events or job listings, or maybe even universities looking for research participants (often for monetary rewards). This could generate more conversation and lead to a greater awareness of what's going on in the city.
This is such a great way to bridge the cultural gap, and reach out to non-English speakers. Re-recording the voice tracks with several people's voices would serve as incredibly strong validation to the collaborative community that is Open IDEO. However, it may take years to crowd source voices for every line of the video in a large number of languages. Perhaps we could use Google Translate - a simple, free tool - to mass translate the entire video into 63 languages at one go. The online program includes a text-to-speech feature that isn't perfect, but is good enough to communicate the idea over to a listener. In the meantime, the crowd-sourced recording of the lines in the video could continue, and as a video is completed for each language, the text-to-speech video could be replaced by the cooler one with real people speaking and giving testament to this marvelous community.