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Final update on Remember Me (Updated)

Hey everybody; What a great semester! I really enjoyed being in class with you all and the great things we saw and were a part of, from the Paper Tigers conference to the in-class discussions and guests. My computer is in the shop so I’m posting this from my mobile, but I wanted to give […]

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A la Carte: design process recap and final remarks

By: Aaron, Maria, Jimena Food is essential to life, yet there is an increasing amount of disconnection between people and the food they eat. We often have no idea how our food is produced, or how far it traveled to get to us. Many food is produced in harmful, unsustainable manners, for which society at […]

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MoMA and Paper Tiger

On Feb. 11 several of us from this class participated in the Paper Tiger workshop for designing a new type of “radical” media. We were split up into groups and given four hours to come up with an idea and make a presentation. Three groups would be selected to present their work at the MoMA […]

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Shannon Mattern’s Radio City Talk

After our session last week, this talk that Shannon Mattern gave as part of the City Workshop series at The New School.  It’s called Radio City:  Sound, Space & The City.  Follow this link to see the slideshow. Shannon will be joining us in class on Tuesday to hear our presentations on sound and join […]

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TOPLAB Workshop

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to participate in an intensive all-day Theater of the Oppressed Workshop.  Sparsely dampened with flurries, I entered the Brecht Forum welcomed by the aroma of Nag Champa and a group of about 20 people from various walks of life. Sitting cross-legged on the floor, we were asked to […]

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Matters of Radical Media

For those who missed the PTTV even this past weekend, I wanted to share Shannon Mattern’s blog post about the talk she gave on Saturday.  Definitely worth thinking about as we design our own “radical media” projects: “If someone were to ask me to list a dozen adjectives to describe myself, “radical” would not be […]

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Activist Tech Day Video

Hey everyone — I had some extra time on my hands (probably won’t be able to say that much longer) and I thought I would make a short video of the stuff I shot at the Activist Technology Demo Day. It’s basically just a highlight reel, but if some folks didn’t have a chance to […]

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The People’s Mic, People’s Skype….. next comes Contact Skype? (Eyebeam)

At the Eyebeam activist on Saturday I ended up chatting for quite awhile with Jonathan Baldwin, a student over at Parsons A+T and the guy who developed “People’s Skype”. The project was based in calling a phone number, and then sharing your pin with people who you wanted to communicate with. What struck me about this project […]

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Overview of Activist Technology Demo Day

This weekend along with other classmates from Nitin Sawhney’s course Civic Media + Tactical Design in Contested Spaces, I visited Activist Technology Demo Day hosted at Eyebeam in conjunction with The Public School New York. Below you can view a video overview of the projects in Eyebeam. The following order indicates where the projects were […]

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reflection :: activist demo day

Recognizing the diversity of projects that Eyebeam presented on Saturday afternoon I was left with the assurance that as easily as we can implement new media and technology into [even subversive] social practice, just as easily can these tools become constructive for accessible, positive human relations. At the moment I feel this positivity stems largely […]

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