ABOUT BRAVE NEW FILMS Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films (BNF) are at the forefront of the fight to create a just America. Greenwald and BNF create free documentary films that inform the public, challenge corporate media, and motivate people to take action on social issues nationwide. Brave New Films’ investigative films have shined a light on the Trump administration, voter suppression, U.S. drone strikes, the prosecution of whistleblowers, and Wal Mart’s corporate practices. BNF’s mission is to champion social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference.
Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout says Senate Democrats can still block the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, if they use every possible procedural method available to them to slow and frustrate the process. “A Barrett confirmation is a catastrophe,” Teachout says. “A 6-3 majority on the court is basically a bomb coming at what is left of our protections against corruption in politics, against corporate money, against what is left of the Voting Rights Act.”
Omeka is a free, open-source content management system that makes it easy for researchers, teachers, and students to work with digital collections. This webinar will walk through what Omeka can (and can’t) do, showcase exhibit-builder plugins like Neatline, and highlight digital projects that demonstrate Omeka’s uses by educators and archivists. If you’re interested in learning more about digital archives, the creation of digital metadata records, and strategies for building engaging digital exhibits for classroom or research use, this overview of Omeka may be for you.
Jim McGrath is a doctoral candidate in English at Northeastern University and a scholar in Northeastern’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. He is currently the Project Director of Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive and the Coordinator for Northeastern’s Digital Scholarship Group. His research interests include digital archives, new media, the history of the book, and the history of reading. He is on Twitter @JimMc_Grath.
This workshop serves as an introduction to Scalar, a free, open-source authoring and publishing platform designed for scholars writing media-rich, long-form, born-digital scholarship. Developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at the University of Southern California, Scalar allows scholars to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose that media with their own writing in a variety of ways; to annotate video, audio, images, source code, and text using the platform’s build-in media annotation tools; and to structure essay- and book-length works in ways that take advantage of the unique capabilities of digital writing, including nested, recursive, and non-linear formats. This workshop covers basic features of the platform, including a review of existing Scalar books and a hands-on introduction to paths, tags, annotations, and importing media, and then move on to more advanced topics including the effective use of visualizations, annotating with media, and a primer on customizing appearances in Scalar.
Anne Cong-Huyen is the Digital Scholar and coordinator of the Digital Liberal Arts Center at Whittier College in Los Angeles. She holds a PhD in English from UC Santa Barbara and was previously a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in transnational studies and Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies at UC Los Angeles. She is a co-founding collective member of #transformDH. She is currently on the Steering Committee of HASTAC, and serves on the Ethnic Studies Committee for FemTechNet. Her research examines the media of migration and labor in “global cities,” namely Dubai, Los Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City, with particular attention paid to the ways gender, race, class, and nationality affect how the temporary and the precarious are experienced.
Craig Dietrich is a Research Assistant Professor in the Media Arts + Practice division of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, a Visitor to the Information Integration Group at USC’s Information Sciences Institute, and has also, for the past decade, been part of the editorial staff of the Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular. Armed with early exposure to online environments such as LamdaMOO and a 2008 Intermedia MFA from the University of Iowa, Dietrich works in both traditional and new media. Dietrich’s offline production includes plywood recreations of airports and mall storefronts for the project USA Today. His online projects have harnessed database-driven interactive media, streaming video, and mobile devices such as for Tenants in Action (TIA), an app that facilitates slum-housing reports to LA city agencies. Recent collaborations include the Mukurtu Archive and Plateau People’s Web Portal content manager based on Aboriginal cultural protocols; Walking Wall Street, a concept that has seen Dietrich and students walk the length of Wall Street in Los Angeles; and Scalar, a scholarly publishing platform created in partnership with academic presses and archives.
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John O. Brennan was named CIA director in 2013. In his new memoir, “Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad,” the former spy chief claims the biggest threat to the nation is now from within, not from a foreign adversary. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius interviews Brennan on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Washington Post Live is the newsroom’s live journalism platform, featuring interviews with top-level government officials, business leaders, cultural influencers and emerging voices on the most pressing issues driving the news cycle nationally and across the globe. From one-on-one, newsmaker interviews to in-depth multi-segment programs, Washington Post Live brings The Post’s newsroom to life on stage. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
The links are listed here to be used in whatever manner they may be helpful in public information campaigns, course preparation, teaching, letter-writing, lectures, class presentations, policy discussions, article writing, civic or Congressional hearings and citizen action campaigns, etc. For further information on this blog see: About this weblog. and How to use this weblog.
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