Being the Media: Designing a Rrradical New Media

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Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11, 2012 The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York City, Admission: Free ***RSVP REQUIRED for DAY 2 production design challenge*** call 212 229 2436 or email vlc@newschool.edu

DAY ONE:Radical Media Then and Now

Friday, February 10, 2012 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. KEYNOTE Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice SCREENING OF PAPER TIGER'S "GREATEST HITS" PANEL DISCUSSION Jamilah King, news editor at Colorlines, where she writes about media, politics and technology Jennifer Pozner, media critic, founder and executive director of Women In Media & News Andy Bichlbaum YesLab, a genderless, loose-knit association of some 300 impostors worldwide who agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce Moderator: Daniela Capistrano DCAP Media, multi-platform producer, brand strategist and youth media consultant

DAY TWO: The Future of Media Activism: Media Intensive and Design Challenge

Saturday, February 11, 2012, (National Inventors’ Day) 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. MEDIA INTENSIVE: 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon Succinct, fast-paced and provocative presentations by four leaders on four key topics. •Media Justice & Media Autonomy Martha Wallner is the Media & Communications Coordinator for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. She joined the Paper Tiger TV Collective in 1984 and co-founded Deep Dish TV in 1985. She has taught courses on media policy and civil society at New York University and the University of San Francisco and served on the boards of Scribe Video (Philadelphia), and Media Alliance (SF). •New Media Activism & Movement Building Pablillo Jose is a student in Political Philosophy and History from City College (CUNY) and a "hacktivist" whose interests revolve around the investigations of accessible network infrastructure that potentially empowers the commons to control and crowdsource their own data. The political reality of his country (Puerto Rico) and its forgotten communities has led to his current work on "radical transparency" under the ideals of the horizontalism. Isaac Wilder is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Free Network Foundation. He studied Computer Science and Philosophy at Grinnell college until 2011, when he left Grinnell to pursue free network advocacy full-time. He is currently based in New York City. •Collectivism & Collaborative Culture Jesse Drew Is a long-time Paper Tiger TV collective member, as well as a member of many other media collectives. He has written extensively on radical media and in particular the role of collectives. He is currently a professor of technocultural studies at the University of California, Davis. •Media Materiality & Aesthetics Shannon Mattern is an assistant professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York. From 2006 to 2009 she directed the Graduate Program in Media Studies. Her research and teaching address relationships between the forms and materialities of media and the spaces (architectural, urban, conceptual) they create and inhabit. LUNCH: 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. Presenters and grassroots media facilitators host informal discussions dedicated to conference themes. ***RSVP REQUIRED for DAY 2 production design challenge*** call 212 229 2436 or email vlc@newschool.edu PRODUCTION DESIGN CHALLENGE/CHARRETTES: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Groups of 8-10 participants will be challenged to collectively create a prototype for a new form of rrradical media. Each team will be provided with a computer and video camera. Representatives from Workshop facilitation in partnership with People's Production House, Deep Dish TV, MAG-Net , Democracy Now!. Housing is a Human Right and others will help facilitate. DESIGN PRESENTATIONS: 4:30 p.m.- 6 p.m. Each group will be given 10 minutes to present their rrradical media prototype. Selected prototypes will be shared during MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight 2012: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media on February 24, 2012 from 8 p.m.-10p.m. In partnership with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the Paper Tiger Television video collective (PTTV) is hosting this two-day conference to create a grassroots media prototype for the digital environment. Presented with School of Media Studies at the New School. ~~~~~~~

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MEDIA MATERIALITY & AESTHETICS I Love Zines: Zine culture, zinster and livestream archive from The People of Color (POC) Zine Project
COLLECTIVISM & COLLABORATIVE CULTURE But We Don't Have Leaders: Leadership Development and Anti-Authoritarian Organizing by Chris Crass
NEW MEDIA ACTISM & MOVEMENT BUILDING Why the revolution will not be tweeted by Malcolm Gladwell Beware online "filter bubbles" Eli Pariser at TED conference 2011 On The Media: Live streaming the act of broadcasting a video to the internet in real time, is quickly becoming a staple tool of twenty-first century protestors from Occupy Wall Street to the Egypt election. Legacies of Tactical Media: The Tactics of Occupation from Tompkins Square to Tahir by Eric Kluitenberg This Spring Breeze Did Not Arise in the West- Arab Spring By Emad Mekay #Riot: Self-Organized, Hyper-Networked Revolts—Coming to a City Near You By Bill Wasik MEDIA JUSTICE & MEDIA AUTONOMY Study shows how social media amplifies mass media by Tom Foremski Goodbye social media... welcome back mass-media Social media has gone away and become social distribution of mass media by Tom Foremski iPhone, BlackBerry, Gmail users are ‘all screwed’: Julian Assange by Toban Dyck Unlike Us: Apple: time to make a conflict-free iPhone I've witnessed firsthand the horror caused in the Congo by the militias' trade in minerals, which is why I'm petitioning Apple by Delly Mawazo Sesete Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet Hackerspace Global Grids is giving it a shot. by Drew Bowling Vozmob How Big Telecom Used Smart Phones to Create a New Digital Divide by Jahmila King Media Conglomeration Infographicby Jason (Frugal Dad) You are what you Tweetby Jason (Frugal Dad) Comcast pulls Reel Girls Funding After Twitter Quip Then Returns it After Media Inquiries by Karl Bode AT&T Drops Bid to Buy T-Mobile: Here’s Why You Should Be Happy by Jahmila King
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