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The Detroit Community Technology Project is hiring a Data Justice Community Researcher for a two year research project made possible through a grant from the Digital Trust Foundation. The deadline to apply for this position is November 15, 2015.
In partnership with the Detroit People Platform and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, presents the “Data DiscoTech.” This event will explore the potential benefits of open data to grassroots communities. The event is open to the public and will take place on September 19th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Samaritan Behavioral Center (5555 Conner St.).
The DiscoTech (short for "Discovering Technology") event was inspired by the Allied Media Conference Media Lab and developed by the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition as a space to learn about the impact and possibilities of technology within our communities. The DiscoTech model has spread beyond Detroit, through sessions at the Allied Media Conference and through the publication of the "How To DiscoTech" zine. This Friday, the Codesign Studio of the MIT Center for Civic Media brings the DiscoTech to an impressively diverse range of locations: San Francisco; Karachi, Pakistan; Bangalore, India; Ramallah, Palestine; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City; Boston, and New York City. The theme of this series of DiscoTechs is counter-surveillance.
Turning points are moments when you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay where you are. Figuring out the next best move is a kind of improvisational dance – requiring much agility and willingness to be vulnerable, while stepping into the unknown.
Here at Allied Media Projects, we’ve arrived at 2014, having navigated many turning points over the past year with grace, thanks to the deep commitment to figuring-out hard questions on the part of our incredible staff.