News tagged "Allied Media Projects"

December 9, 2013 / Libby Cole and Nina Bianchi

Visual Identities + AMP: An interview with Mike Medow

In October, The Work Department finished the new identity system for Allied Media Projects (AMP). Through the crucial research and ideation phases, we took a deep dive into what makes AMP unique and explored how to express these key values through a simple form. We think the process went very well and we love the end result. We asked Mike Medow, Director of Finance and Communications at AMP, a few questions about visual identities and his thoughts on the project.

August 2, 2012 / Nina Bianchi and Benjamin Chodoroff

Crafting the AMC 2012 conference infrastructure

Each year the Allied Media Conference has more attendees and more content than the previous year. This is great, except it means that the information gets more complicated to sort through. That’s where we come in. For 2012, we wanted to address a few issues we had noticed from previous conferences. For example, we wanted every printed and online piece of content to have a consistent look and feel. We wanted the web component to work better, offer easier ways to drill down, and offer easy ways to bookmark sessions. Last year, an overall printed schedule matrix wasn’t produced -- though it had been in other years. We thought the matrix was a huge asset for attendees, and we wanted to produce that again this year.

July 17, 2012 / Nina Bianchi

Creating collaborative landscapes: AMC 2012 visual identity

We view the Allied Media Conference as an energetic network of self-contained, radical processes. Each year, these elements combine and remix to generate inspirational and multidimensional landscapes where individuals and communities work toward building more just and creative worlds.

Our approach to the design and development for the ACM 2012 visual identity was deeply inspired by connection, transformation and participatory design. We set out with the goal to create a kinetic “kit of parts” that could be consistently utilized throughout all of the conference communication vehicles — whether a website, sticker, environmental sign or printed program. Through this work, we facilitated a collaborative design process that builds on the conference’s rich visual history and creates a platform for a library of unique visual language and co-design processes.

June 25, 2012 / Michael Gregor

Coming soon to a browser near you: the Allied365 resources catalog

We're so excited about this project that I had to spend a little time telling you about it (even before it launches)! Later this week, we will launch the Allied365 catalog in collaboration with Allied Media Projects. This new website will allow organizers and activists around the globe to connect with knowledge and resources that are relevant to their work. Allied365 -- a new piece of AMP's online infrastructure -- will focus on organizations who attend the Allied Media Conference or are otherwise involved with AMP's mission to create media strategies for a more just and creative world. Organizations will be able to create a profile (and edit as necessary) and then post "offerings" to the community. Think of a curated business directory, except created by and for a movement.

April 3, 2012 / Nina Bianchi

Overhauling the Allied Media Projects homepage

Most people associate the Allied Media Projects organization with the annual Allied Media Conference. To some extent, that makes sense because prior to the formation of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition in 2009 and the subsequent launch of the Detroit Future media training programs, AMP’s primary focus was organizing the conference. Through the launch of Detroit Future, AMP has grown its vision and successfully built out a range of new programs which seem to be evolving on a daily basis. At the same time, the process of the presenting the Allied Media Conference has become a year-round collaborative organizing process, engaging dozens of coordinators from across North America in presenting tracks and sessions, network gatherings, and practice spaces. Over 2,000 participants are expected for the 2012 AMC.

March 10, 2012 / Nina Bianchi

Detroit as an example

Detroit is what the rest of the world has to look forward to. In Detroit we are growing a community of media makers, culture producers, technologists, and small business owners who are building a media-based economy at the city's grassroots. We believe that instead of trying to "bridge the digital divide" between our communities and existing technology, it is more important to reshape technology to meet our communities' needs. Join Allied Media Projects staff and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition members, Janel Yamashiro, Diana J. Nucera and Nina Bianchi to discuss theories and practices of building just, creative and collaborative cities, with a focus on the role of artists and technologists.