2 Big OMB Events: Media and Democracy Panel Fri. 7 p.m.; Media/Tech Conference Sat. 10 a.m.
Well, it's almost time for our Social Movements/Digital Revolutions conference! And we've got great stuff happening on Friday night (10/21) with our opening conference panel on media and democracy "A Robot Sent to Destroy Me": The New Media Invasion and the Future of News starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30), and on Saturday (10/22) the conference proper is starting at 10 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.).
Here's all the info you'll need … come on down!
"A Robot Sent to Destroy Me": The New Media Invasion and the Future of News
MIT Room 10-250 (Building 10, 2nd Flr., Room 250 - under the big dome)
near the 77 Mass. Ave. main entrance
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Admission is FREE!
Andrew Rossi, Page One: Inside the New York Times Director
Kate Novack, Page One: Inside the New York Times Producer
Brian Stelter, New York Times Reporter
Sasha Costanza-Chock, Professor of Civic Media at MIT
Craig Aaron, President and CEO of Free Press
Cindy Rodriguez, Journalist-in-Residence at Emerson University
Moderated by Jason Pramas, Boston Media Reform Network and Open Media Boston
Sponsored by Free Press, Lesley University, Mass. Global Action, MIT Comparative Media Studies, MIT Center for Civic Media and Open Media Boston with support from Participant Media
Facebook event page
full RSVP form at
Social Movements/Digital Revolutions Conference
Lesley University, Wolford House, Marran Theater
34 Mellen St.
Marisa Egerstrom, OccupyBoston
Robin Jacks, OccupyBoston
Brian Kwoba, OccupyBoston
Nadeem Mazen, OccupyBoston
Ben Manski, representative of the Wisconsin uprising
Sarah Manski, representative of the Wisconsin uprising
Chris Faraone, Boston Phoenix
Heidi Gautschi, Lesley University
Myrna Morales, Community Change, Inc.
Talia Whyte, journalist
Suren Moodliar, Mass. Global Action, moderator
Over a dozen workshops, including
- OccupyBostonMedia - A Workshop with its Media Activists
- From Online to Realtime: Using Media as a Catalyst to Organize Communities
- Wikileaks at the Local Level, What Would a City-wide Wikileaks Look Like and Achieve?
- Communication and Virtuality in Producing the New Commons
- Fact-Checking Social Media: How To Avoid Being Hoaxed
Admission to the SM/DR Conference is $35 (including lunch) for those that can afford it and free (inexpensive lunch available at Lesley University cafeteria) for students, low-income and #OccupyBoston activists … although we won't say no to donations of any size, large or small.
Sponsored by Mass. Global Action, Open Media Boston, Lesley University, TecsChange, and the Organizers' Collaborative.
All conference info online at http://www.digitalmediaconference.org
That's it for now. Hope to see lots of OMB viewers there!
Jason Pramas is Editor/Publisher of Open Media Boston