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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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Recent Reads from the Dot Connector Studio Team

Recent Reads from the Dot Connector Studio Team

A trio of recent publications from members of the Dot Connector Studio team reveal the potential of participatory media for social impact: In What’s Outside? Public Media 2014, Dot Connector Studio founder and director Jessica Clark collaborates with AIR Executive Editor Sue Schardt to lay out…

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AIM and Shoot Recap

AIM and Shoot Recap

Couldn’t join us last week in LA for Media Impact Focus: AIM and Shoot? See my recap on the Media Impact Funders site for perspectives on social change documentary and photography from The National Geographic, the Magnum and Open Society Foundations, Participant Media and more.

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Next on the Horizon: AIM and Shoot in L.A.

Next on the Horizon: AIM and Shoot in L.A.

Interested in how foundations are collaborating with creators to develop high-impact visual media? Join  Dot Connector Studio Director Jessica Clark on March 5 in LA for Media Impact Focus: AIM and Shoot, an event that she’s organizing with Media Impact Funders to showcase cutting-edge impact…

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Dot Connector on the Go…Plus Robots!

Dot Connector on the Go…Plus Robots!

Over the next few weeks, Dot Connector Studio Director Jessica Clark will be on the road—first to DC for the 10th annual Media That Matters conference, and then to NYC for two jam-packed weekends of building storytelling installations at the Tribeca Hacks <Hardware> workshop led…

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