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iSeeChange National Picks Up Steam

iSeeChange National Picks Up Steam

Ever wondered why the weather’s gotten so volatile? That’s the guiding question for iSeeChange. At Dot Connector Studio, we’re psyched to help Executive Producer Julia Kumari Drapkin expand this crowdsourced climate reporting project across the country. Incubated at Colorado public station KVNF via AIR’s Localore…

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Join Us at #dareconf USA in Philadelphia Next Month

Join Us at #dareconf USA in Philadelphia Next Month

We’re excited to be sponsoring the 2015 #dareconf USA May 19 and 20 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. This event focuses on the human side of design, with speakers addressing the facilitation, coaching, listening and collaboration techniques that are essential for creating compelling experiences…

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Today at Tribeca Film Institute Interactive 2015

Today at Tribeca Film Institute Interactive 2015

On Saturday, April 18, our director Jessica is at Tribeca Film Institute (TFI)’s Interactive 2015 speaking about “The Right Tools” for strategizing around media impact. Find the schedule here. In the leadup to this conference, we have put together a new tool: “Are We There…

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Spring tidings from the Dot Connector Studio team

Spring tidings from the Dot Connector Studio team

Here’s what’s sprouting at Dot Connector Studio — discover our latest strategy tool, hot spots we’ll be hitting in the next few months, and media picks. We’re collaborating with the Tribeca Film Institute, MIT’s Open Documentary Lab and The Fledgling Fund to develop visual models…

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On the Road Again! Media That Matters, TFI Interactive, MIForum and More

On the Road Again! Media That Matters, TFI Interactive, MIForum and More

Today at Dot Connector Studio HQ, I am saddling up for a snowy trip to DC, to join doc makers, researchers and funders for the 11th Annual Media That Matters conference. The focus is on media and impact, and I will be showcasing strategy tools we have helped to develop and…

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Storytelling and Its Discontents

Storytelling and Its Discontents

Perhaps you have seen Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk about the dangers of a single story. If not, we recommend checking it out. Here, in a new piece for Huffington Post, our director Jessica Clark elaborates on Adichie’s observations. “Stories,” Jessica writes,” are necessary but…

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On the Trail of Emerging News Interfaces at ONA14

On the Trail of Emerging News Interfaces at ONA14

How can “cusp interfaces”—which bridge the membrane between physical and digital—be used to create new forms of journalism? Find out what I discovered at the Online News Association conference in Chicago, in this piece for PBS MediaShift. Plus, an extra bonus for those who make…

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Why I’ve Got My Eye on the Revenge of Analog

Why I’ve Got My Eye on the Revenge of Analog

This week on Medium, I write about the growing backlash against our always-on, mobile lifestyle, and ponder how new ways of connecting the digital to the physical might provide a remedy. Here are the first two pieces in my ongoing project titled The Revenge of…

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An Academic, a Chicken, and a Standup Walk Into a Conference…

An Academic, a Chicken, and a Standup Walk Into a Conference…

Earlier this year, I worked with Jillian Belanger, Writing & Rhetoric Ph.D. student at the University of Rhode Island, to organize Open Mic, Open Minds: An Exploration of Social Issues Through Standup. The academic conference brought together practitioners and scholars at the Harrington School of…

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Using Film to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Using Film to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Since I met documentary filmmaker Kimberly Bautista at the Latino Producers Academy in 2013, I have been collaborating with her on fundraising and developing educational materials related to her award-winning film, Justice for My Sister. The film examines the issue of femicide (the most extreme…

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