What happens when you give a high school student a video camera and tell them to go play, with the single condition that the camera must document his life for a week? You expect the worst. The turmoil, the pain, the "nobody understands me!" Or a load of made-up garbage from someone starving for attention. Maybe something even worse.

But Kirby Dick has found some gems by doing just this. In April of 1999, he gave ten video cameras to ten students for a week. At the end of the week, those cameras were given to the next ten students. The stories accrued until the end of the school term. He sifted 16 diaries from them to create a collage of the perpetually unknown: the mind of adolescence.

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