News tagged "media-based economy"

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.

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.