News tagged "Digital Justice Coalition"

December 17, 2013 / Nina Bianchi

Demystifying online communications for community empowerment

Nina Bianchi wears many hats, but they all relate back to one thing: making technology accessible and bringing people together. This is especially seen in her work with the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition (DDJC), which is made up of a group of organizations that came together under the main belief that communication is a fundamental human right.

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.

March 1, 2012 / Nina Bianchi

openFrameworks + Detroit + The Work Department + Collaboration = Awesomeness

In February, The Work Department co-sponsored the Technology, Collaboration, Community, and Change event with Emergence Media, rootoftwo, ArtServe Michigan, Allied Media Projects, MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition. The event series was ignited by the openFrameworks conference which was also co-hosted by the The Work Department and OmniCorpDetroit. We had some nice media coverage from the Knight Foundation here and Michigan Public Radio produced a fantastic radio story here.