Archive | April 3, 2012

Update on “A la Carte” work in progress

By Aaron, Maria, Jimena We have been doing some research for the last two weeks. As Aaron mentioned, we went to the Grand Army Plaza Green Market and interviewed some farmers and costumers about their values -as food growers and consumers. (Video coming soon) We have also uploaded here some audios from the interviews. This week also […]

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Project Update: Remembrance

Hey everybody, just wanted to give a quick update on my project and where we stand. I’ve gone over it with several of the students from Youth Rights Media, they’re all really positive and encouraged by this idea, and  have a few leads to pursue to get the stories we need. We discussed a title, […]

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Documenting Israel/Palestine and Future Directions

Through the school’s Arabic Cinema Club, I recently attended their event Documenting Israel/Palestine: Settlements, Peace & a Solution which featured the video work of JustVision’s documentary “Home Front“and conversations with members of OneVoice. “Home Front” documented a very local issue taking place in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in which Israeli settlers moved into a residence that […]

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Project Update: Wearable Questions

Even though I still want to organize the site-specific discussions later, for this class, I want to go with a more ‘practical’ approach now. Thanks to the feedback I received from Christo, Aaron and Sara at last week’s tech lab and from Nick Brewer, I will design “wearable questions”, an Arduino project with a screen […]

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Thinking Tactically about Safety and Ethics for Civic Media Practitioners at Protests

During my time at WITNESS, I have worked with the tools and tactics program to develop how-to practices for filmmakers at protests. This work seemed to develop organically as Occupy Wall Street grew throughout the fall and the issue of police brutality came to the forefront of that movement. These how-to practices not only concern […]

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crowd-sourced and swarm-based: how is privacy possible with cameras everywhere?

The need, or perception of the need, to protect identities of individuals captured in video footage is leading up to the production of near realtime video editing platforms such as Witness and The Guardian Project’s ObscuraCam. Yet, in what ways have photos and videos been used to pursue state action against individuals? What kind of challenge […]

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:: balance, impartiality, and accuracy ::

Empire is itself the ambiguous consequence of a multitude of social struggles whose logic of self-organization is markedly different from the logic of sovereignty imagined… and it still remains necessary to articulate alternative genealogies of Empire, and indeed reclaim the concept of Empire itself. -Soenke Zehle, Interventionist Media in Times of Crisis [p38] I think […]

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