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Why have we pivoted to focus on futurism?

Why have we pivoted to focus on futurism?

In recent months, we’ve shifted our focus to working with clients and collaborators to explore the future of art, media, democracy, and inclusion. We’re finding that this approach opens up doors for creativity and optimism in difficult times.

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How can we support artists who use tech as a creative medium?

How can we support artists who use tech as a creative medium?

In late June, the National Endowment for the Arts released its report, Tech As Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium. Based on two years of research that Dot Connector Studio conducted in partnership with 8 Bridges Workshop, this ambitious project was jointly funded by the Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Now that the report is out in the world, we’re excited about the prospect of working on projects in the tech and art sphere with a new batch of clients.

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Want to learn more about the New/s initiative?

Want to learn more about the New/s initiative?

Drawing from years of both theory and practice, the New/s initiative is aimed to help journalists reimagine themselves as future architects. Dot Connector Studio’s Jessica Clark heads up the project, and has been writing a series of posts about how this Guild of Future Architects (GoFA) initiative is evolving and how journalists can plug in.

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NEA Event Launches New Report: Tech as Art

NEA Event Launches New Report: Tech as Art

On June 29, the National Endowment for the Arts is holding a virtual event to discuss findings on their new field scan, Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium. Dot Connector Studio conducted the research for this report in collaboration with 8 Bridges Workshop, led by Sarah Lutman.

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Immerse: What We’re Keeping An Eye On…

Immerse: What We’re Keeping An Eye On…

Here’s a glimpse at recent Immerse stories.

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Knight releases a new guide from Dot Connector highlighting resources for local publishers of color

Knight releases a new guide from Dot Connector highlighting resources for local publishers of color

In our ongoing work with the Knight Foundation on strategies for supporting local news, Dot Connector’s Mark Glaser has begun a series of guides for community publishers and media professionals. 

In the first one, A Guide to Resources for Local News Publishers of Color, Glaser rounds up the best grants and funding, associations/communities, training/fellowships, and tips for collaboration, touching on what is missing from the current field.

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How will the New/s initiative help journalists reimagine themselves as future architects?

How will the New/s initiative help journalists reimagine themselves as future architects?

We’re pleased to announce that, with funding from the Ford Foundation, Dot Connector Studio and the Guild of Future Architects (GoFA)are launching a three-year project to support diverse journalists in collaborating on projects designed to make news more representative and actionable. We’re calling it the New/s initiative:…

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What’s next for democracy? Dot Connector Studio and Democracy Fund release results of fall futuring project

What’s next for democracy? Dot Connector Studio and Democracy Fund release results of fall futuring project

“The question of whether our democracy will long endure is both ancient and urgent — as old as our Republic, still vital today,” said President Biden in this week’s address to a joint session of Congress. But while his rhetoric was lofty, the realities on…

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New publication with GoFA and Omidyar Network looks beyond typical trends report to more hopeful tomorrows

New publication with GoFA and Omidyar Network looks beyond typical trends report to more hopeful tomorrows

Over the course of this disorienting pandemic and the multiple reckonings around social equality that have been roiling America, I’ve led a shift in focus at Dot Connector Studio toward forecasting and scenario planning. We’ve worked in tandem with our clients to understand the longer-term trends…

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Don’t miss our toolkit, which provides resources for inclusive, diverse emerging media

Don’t miss our toolkit, which provides resources for inclusive, diverse emerging media

The Making a New Reality Toolkit provides a host of carefully curated resources for making emerging media such as VR, AR, and social media more diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI). Co-authored by Kamal Sinclair and Dot Connector’s Jessica Clark, the toolkit divides the work into…

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