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

Impact Pack cardsJessica 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

Jason Barnett headshotDot 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,, 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….

Connect with us in person

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In our off hours. . .

  • Jessica is binge-watching hacker shows, and especially loving Mr. Robot’s Darlene, and the travails of the lady-led company in Halt and Catch FIre
  • Katie is breathlessly catching up on The Americans, listening to old episodes of Car Talk and desperately trying to break her addiction to reading comments sections.
  • Carrie is reading Megan Abbott’s back catalog and fighting with her 8-year old over the last Apotheker’s bar (objectively, the best chocolate ever).
  • Angelica is taking a break from non-fiction things to get lost in fantasy fiction, specifically a new novel by her very own cousin, The Devourers, by Indra Das! A recent review in The New York Times promises, “Readers will savor every bite.”

Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishe as Donna Clark - Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Tina Rowden/AMC