Coming Next: Immerse
This fall, Jessica is working with the Tribeca Film Institute, MIT OpenDocs and the Fledgling Fund to launch a spanking new Medium publication designed to cultivate creative discussion of nonfiction storytelling. Check out the editorial statement here and read the first newsletter here. We hope you’ll dive in…
Introducing…The Impact Pack
Jessica has been working as a senior fellow at the Media Impact Project, located at USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center. During her fellowship, she developed a pair of new tools: a deck of cards to help makers, funders, and others “play through” different strategies, as well as an associated symbol font. Check out this video for an overview of how the deck works.
As Jessica noted on the Media Impact Funders site, the cards can be used in a variety of settings, for many different purposes — from makers and impact producers planning their campaigns, to researchers and funders assessing projects, to educators and groups working together to rapidly prototype ideas. Learn more about how the cards work, and how they might work for you, here.
This deck is the latest addition to Dot Connector Studio’s collection of tools— find a whole slew here.
Our newest associate: Jason Barnett
Dot Connector Studio is pleased to be working with Jason Barnett on several aspects of business development, including beta-testing the Impact Pack. Jason is an entrepreneur, leader and creative problem solver whose experience comes from the worlds of art, media and technology. He worked for years as a independent professional sculptor, later starting and running a non-profit online news organization, TheUpTake.org, focused on live and produced news video. Through his work with TheUpTake, he collaborated with many other news organizations and other partners to create live and produced video content nationally and internationally. Jason is currently launching a technology startup in the Internet of Things space exploring what smart cities may be like in the near future and how “civic smart devices” can help improve public adaption to emerging crisis and safety needs.
We’ve also been busy….