AMP Blog: discotech
The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition has announced the next DiscoTech in Detroit for March 29, 2014, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The event, hosted at the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, will feature community workshops on housing information and technology.
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.
The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition is presenting another awesome DiscoTech (Discovering Technology Fair) this Saturday, September 29, at the Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St., Detroit.
Here's some rad media from the last DiscoTech ("Discovering Technology" fair) of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, which was held back on April 15 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).