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Immerse Takes on AI and Machine Learning

Immerse Takes on AI and Machine Learning

Issue #13 of Immerse—the monthly digital publication focused on emerging nonfiction storytelling that’s edited by our director, Jessica Clark—considers the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in emerging documentary. Artist Lauren McCarthy discusses  the rise of  AI personal assistants and their invasion into the most…

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MIF and Hewlett Foundation Collaborate on Webinar Series addressing Misinfo and Disinfo

MIF and Hewlett Foundation Collaborate on Webinar Series addressing Misinfo and Disinfo

In the last quarter of 2017, Jessica Clark worked alongside Kelly Born of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to organize a webinar series on how funders can support projects aimed at addressing misinformation and disinformation. The first webinar in October examined how to create news that…

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Making a New Reality: Strategies to Mitigate Bias

Making a New Reality: Strategies to Mitigate Bias

The Making a New Reality project, which Dot Connector is creating in collaboration with Kamal Sinclair, published a second issue with a focus on strategies to mitigate bias in emerging media. The project is supported by the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program, with additional support from the Sundance Institute….

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Know Thy TV

Know Thy TV

Throughout 2017, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking, researching, writing, and talking about how disinformation flows online, about filter bubbles and fact-checking, transparency for news organizations, and other important pieces of the puzzle about how the internet has changed the way so many of…

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Making a New Reality series debuts

Making a New Reality series debuts

Beginning this month, Immerse is launching a series of posts from Kamal Sinclair about her research on ways to foster equality in emerging media, with support articles available on the just-launched Making a New Reality site. The project is supported by the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program, with additional support from…

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Introducing Impact Pack v. 2.5

Introducing Impact Pack v. 2.5

Over the summer, we issued an updated version of our Impact Pack, a media strategy deck designed to help funders, makers and researchers plan and evaluate their engagement strategies. The updated deck includes two new cards: “trust” and “collaboration.” The “trust” card is based on the…

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Dot Connector Studio to help engage public on Knight Foundation Trust, Media and Democracy Commission

Dot Connector Studio to help engage public on Knight Foundation Trust, Media and Democracy Commission

From sharks swimming in the streets, to the “often stupid, always angry American” woman stirring up Twitter trouble who turned out to be a figment of Russian imagination, to misleading reports about a certain presidential fish-feeding incident, misinformation and disinformation online are continuing to flourish…

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Updated: The Impact Pack Around the World

Updated: The Impact Pack Around the World

The Impact Pack continues to make its way around the globe. Check out the full list below to see where the decks have been. So far, in addition to ongoing one-on-one strategy demonstrations with funders, media producers and scholars, and informal presentations at conferences, the…

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Fretting about information pollution? How Dot Connector is fighting back

Fretting about information pollution? How Dot Connector is fighting back

Let’s be honest; our media system is a mess. We’re overwhelmed with bad news and false info. Despite all of the platforms in the world, people still feel underrepresented, local outlets continue to struggle, and polarization is at an all-time high. But have no fear—with…

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Considering Wikimedia 2030: The (nearly) complete collection

Considering Wikimedia 2030: The (nearly) complete collection

Over the course of the past six months, the Dot Connector Studio team collaborated with Sarah Lutman of Lutman & Associates to investigate the future of media, technology, learning, and the open internet for the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2030 strategy process. The team wrote seven research…

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