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.
Allied Media Projects is involved in four proposals that have been submitted for consideration to the Knight News Challenge. The News Challenge called for ideas that answer the question "How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation?" We responded with project proposals on community-based technology education, data visualization, and participatory action research.
"How do you tap into students’ resiliency and channel their personal frustration and dissatisfaction against the social system that undermines their humanity?"
AMC season is in full swing. Over the last month, thanks to the vision development and outreach of the coordinators of the AMC2014 tracks, practice spaces and network gatherings, we received 360 session proposals for this year’s conference. This is more proposals than ever before!
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.