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Illuminating Student Debt – Feedback from Art in Odd Places

For two nights the Illuminator team and I projected onto the Salvation Army Building on 14th st. between 6th and 7th ave. The block was the site of Parson’s Art in Odd Places festival – the program was called Sidewalk. Brief Overview of Project Illuminating Student Debt seeks to intervene with the public and cultivate […]

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How to Be An Activist Filmmaker: An Interview with Chris Rogy of Witness (REPOST)

Reposted from Vice’s Motherboard It was a great pleasure to reflect on some of the work I’ve participated in and to think more broadly about the work at WITNESS. Most of you are familiar with the work already after Sam Gregory’s excellent presentation in our class. Check out this interview for a little more about […]

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4 Tips for Turning a Great Idea into a Movement

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669607/4-tips-for-turning-a-great-idea-into-a-full-blown-movement

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Occupy Joins Forces With Direct Action Badasses, ACT UP

Full article here

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Reflecting on Kony 2012: Lessons Learned for Global Activism

Hey Y’all! My boss at WITNESS, Chris Michael, is on a panel to discuss Kony 2012 hosted by Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. This will take place immediately after our class, Tuesday 6PM at NYU. I encourage all to attend. RSVP required, see info in facebook event page.   https://www.facebook.com/events/341875232527036/   Chris

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The Illuminator Project Update

I’m still bewildered as to what to call this project. Here are some updates. Access to Equipment and Logistics Last week I had an affinity group meeting with The Illuminator at WITNESS’ offices. The meeting informed me about upcoming events the van will be involved with. Now, I’m officially apart of the group and will take […]

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An Occupy Wall Street Tutorial: “How to Film a Revolution”

Hey Y’all… Just wanted to follow up on Sam’s great presentation last Tuesday with a post of mine that just went up on Global Voices, totally relevant to that conversation and about tactics for citizen journalists at Protests…. Check it out here Chris

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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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Vote for “My Asian Americana” in a White House Video Challenge

*Reposted from WITNESS’ Video for Change Blog By Guest Blogger | February 29th, 2012 By Christopher Rogy Did you know the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is calling for video submissions? The aim is to explore stories from people who impact their communities through dreams, experiences and dedication. And did you know that under the Obama Administration, the number of deported […]

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A Possible Critical Vehicle for OWS?

This past fall we saw some interesting urban screens at Occupy Wall Street in NYC. Perhaps the most memorable has been coined ‘the bat signal‘. On N17, while crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, thousands were inspired and energized by flashing text on Manhattan’s Verizon Building. Crowds cheered and chanted as cars honked in solidarity. It’s one […]

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Using Sound for Immigrant Refugee Rights

Re-fusing Refuge Powerpoint Re-fusing Refuge: Connecting Separated Cambodian-Americans from Philadelphia explores Cambodian-American family histories impacted by displacement, genocide, war, poverty, discrimination, harsh legal systems, separation from family members and removal to a strange ‘homeland’.  Re-fusing Refuge traces the challenges confronting Cambodian-Americans, illustrating their perseverance in the face of trauma and a devastating legal system that […]

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Is Sabido a Response to Brecht’s Suggestion to Radio?

In Brecht’s ‘The Radio as an Apparatus of Communication’, the twentieth century German playwright and theatre practitioner suggests radio’s introduction to the world as a substitute for theatre, opera and other forms of entertainment – much like in the way Raymond Williams might conceive – and announces the need for this one-way distribution mechanism to […]

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Brecht and the Anti-Casino Circus

On July 4th of 2004, the Pennsylvania state legislature – in a late night decision – past Act 71 that expands gaming laws to include stand-alone slots in two areas of Philadelphia. As a response to the state governments ambitions to bring casinos to Philadelphia, a movement called No Casino Philadelphia was born. For several […]

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Bio: Chris Rogy

Chris Rogy is from Bucks, Co. Pennsylvania, he is the current tools and tactics intern at WITNESS, an international human rights organizations that supports video advocacy work worldwide.  He is a last semester graduate student in The New School Media Studies program. In 2009, Chris co-produced Driving the American Dream: Philadelphia Taxi Industry’s Need for Workers’ Comp that […]

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Field Communications at OWS and Freedom Network at Eyebeam

This past fall I was slightly active – like many of us – at OWS. I frequented OccupyMedia meetings when they were back at Zuccotti, and stayed for a few at 60 Wall Street. Eventually, I found my internship more fulfilling at WITNESS and that I could use those relationships for some optimal outcomes (rather […]

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NY Times – Drones for Human Rights

This is a really good article on a topic we might conceive as tactical media.  

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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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