Archive | January, 2012

Dabord’s Spectacle, and a design idea

I was reading the Imbecile’s Guide when my phone buzzed. It was the game Tiny Tower telling me that it was my turn to play. Tiny Tower is a really popular indi mobile game that falls under the category of business simulation aka tycoon style of gaming. Three people made the game less than a […]

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The story of the Freedom Tower (from DemoDay)

“What you see here is a freedom tower”, said Isaac Wilder as we approached his stand at the DemoDay last Saturday. Then he began to tell a story that started when he and his friend were in college. “I’m from Detroit. And in Detroit there is many people that cannot afford Internet, and I was […]

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Biography: Miranda

I work for Housing Works, an amazing organization that helps people living with HIV and AIDS.  However, my background, and first love, is radio. I would like to help people or organizations produce great and engaging stories, and illustrate issues that are important to me. Some of the causes that are close to my heart: […]

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Biography : LG

Hello, my name is Laila. I was born in Cairo, Egypt to an Egyptian father and Turkish mother. My name means night in Arabic, which I believe is  fitting to my personality. I completed my undergraduate studies in International Relations and Communications two years ago in Miami, and moved to New York a couple months […]

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bio :: hi, i’m noah

Yikes! Hi, I’m Noah, and it’s an honor to be among such actively interesting folk. About myself? Well, I grew up in California with a single, disabled mother and my own retinal tumor claiming vision from my left eye, my best friend was diagnosed with Leukemia when we were 14, and I moved to New York […]

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Project Example: OccupyWithArt.com

When I showed up at Demo Day I ran into a friend from my undergraduate days at UC Berkeley Chris Cobb. We met when he was pursuing his MFA, and I volunteered to help him install this project at a bookstore in San Francisco. Now Chris is one of the five or so people running Occupy […]

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Bio: Steve Brown

I’m from London and my undergraduate degree was in Government & History from the London School of Economics. At that time I first got involved in political activism, particularly around the miner’s strike. There is a piece by an artist called Jeremy Deller called the Battle of Orgreave, which has both a strong personal resonance […]

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Freeing Ourselves Through Network Ownership

This post is cross-posted at MrLiterati Saturday afternoon I attended the Activist Demo Day at Eyebeam, along with other students in my Civic Media and Tactical Design class. A good number of people crammed into half of a gallery to talk about how technology can aid the goals of community organizers and activists in many ways. Some of what […]

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Activist Demo Day Impressions

I felt that attending the Activist Demo Day was a perfect way to gain a more-than-conceptual idea of how technology can serve as an impetus for social change. Additionally, this event fueled my enthusiasm for this course and the opportunity to create my own civic media project. Below you will find a rundown of the […]

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Bio: Kelly Sandoval

Hello all, my name is Kelly. I am originally from Chula Vista, California, a city 10 minutes from Mexico located within San Diego County (also hometown of Mario Lopez, huge brag right I know).  I studied International Relations and Spanish at UC Davis and spent the better part of a year living in Brazil, learning […]

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Bio (kinda)

Hi, this is Jeremiah. This course is my first foray into civic media making and I’m excited to learn from and with what I can already tell is a highly engaged and experienced group. My background is in philosophy and literature and languages. I lived in Hamburg for 5 years as an English teacher and […]

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Bio: Nitin Sawhney

Here is a brief blurb about my background and interests: I am an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement. I completed my PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where I conducted research in networked collaboration and ubiquitous computing at the MIT Media Lab, and taught at the Program in Art, […]

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Bio: Piril Gunduz

Before coming to the New School, I studied Economics and Film Studies and took classes from Fine Arts and Gender studies at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul. After graduating, I worked for Istanbul Modern Art Museum and also for a Turkish artist, who is an alumnus of TNS Media Studies program.  Last semester, I co-founded […]

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Civic Media How To’s – Reposted from WITNESS’ Video for Change Blog

Why You Should Watch this Video On Sunday December 11, 2011 The New York Times published an extensive article illustrating the role of livestream technologies in the Occupy Wall Street movement. The following day, seventeen mediamakers, including members of theGlobal Revolution livestream team were arrested. Since then, police have increasingly targeted members of independent media and citizens with cameras […]

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Bio: Unathi Mahlati

Most people have been curious to know what instigated the switch from sciences to media studies. To put is shortly, science was a “rational” career path for me to pursue. I mean you could wake me up in the middle of the night and I’d always be able to tell you that 2H+Cl2 = 2HCl. […]

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Event: Fifteen Islands for Robert Moses

Here’s another event that may be of interest to you all… Fifteen Islands for Robert Moses is a site-specific art infiltration into the Panorama of the City of New York, which was built for the 1964 World’s Fair by urban planner Robert Moses and is now a centerpiece of the Queens Museum of Art. Artist […]

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Bio: Katie Edmonds

One version of my bio is available on my WordPress profile. More about me is also available on my new and recently underused website KatieEdmonds.com For purposes of this class I’ll say… Geography: I grew up in California. Seasons and weather are something my parents talked about growing up. Now I live in Brooklyn, about […]

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“Purposeful Games” from MIT CMS

Hi classmates! Here’s a topical podcast produced by the MIT Comparative Media Studies department. Excerpt from the description on the CMS website: “In the last few years a new trend of designing video games intended to fulfill a serious purpose through impacting the players in real life contexts has emerged. These games claim to raise awareness about […]

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Bio: Nathanael Bassett

Last year I graduated from Missouri State University with a BA in Mass Media and a minor in Political Science. I had a difficult time choosing between the two, until a friend put it to me in an extremely simple way: “There’s not really that much difference, is there?” In the terms of my interests, […]

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Event: SOPA Teach-In

Thought some of you may be interested in this: SOPA TEACH-IN January 31, 12-1pm Open to the public. The New School, 66 5th Ave 101 with Michelle Bogre, David Carroll, Trebor Scholz, and Wendy S. Walters On January 18th, Google, the English version of Wikipedia, Reddit, the Internet Archive and 7000 smaller websites “went dark” in protest against […]

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