“What do you do?”
It’s a stumper every time I meet someone new. How to explain that I straddle old and new media worlds, translating between them, and fostering new forms that don’t quite have a name yet?
Ultimately, though, my guiding question isn’t really “What?” but “So what?” The thread that ties my two decades of work together is my gut understanding that media and design are central to how we run our democracy and construct—or destroy—our culture.
Here are a few of the overlapping roles I’ve inhabited while making and supporting media that matters: Continue reading
Since 2011, I’ve been working as AIR’s media strategist to help build, launch and tell the story of Localore—a producer-led public media transformation project that took place from spring 2012-2013 at 10 stations across the country.
In April, AIR launched the Localore metasite, along with a short behind-the-scenes documentary which takes viewers out into the field with the 10 project teams to learn how they met the challenge to remake public media. Watch:
This Is Localore from AIR on Vimeo.
As AIR’s media strategist, I get to work with the 10 Localore innovation teams embedded at public stations across the country. Led by independent producers, these teams are inventing new hybrids of public media, which combine cross-platform production, participatory storytelling techniques, and innovative physical installations. They bring media out of the ether, and put it directly into their communities’ public spaces, spanning the gap between reporting and reality. It’s exciting, often fun, and always changing.
We’ve got until the spring to keep innovating. See this video of the project’s story so far to catch a glimpse of what they’ve been making, and catch my ongoing coverage of the projects on the AIR blog: