Rogelio Alejandro Lopez

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Remixing Videos for Social Commentary with Media Breaker

Blog Contributors: Erhardt Graeff and Rogelio Alejandro Lopez. 

Today’s Civic Lunch speaker was D.C. Vito from the New York City based Learning About Media Project aka The LAMP. Vito is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and works with media, specifically with video. The lunch talk centered around LAMP’s new video remix tool called Media Breaker, which is ultimately intended for encouraging social commentary, parody, and critique through media creation. Along with covering Media Breaker, the talk also touched on questions of fair use, copyright, and how legal systems affect online media creation.

Media Breaker

D.C. Vito mentions that the goal of his team is to create 10,000 little Jon Stewart’s around the country, which means people actually engaging with and being critical about Mass Media.

Mozilla Maker Party

Mozilla Maker Party

by Willow Brugh and Rogelio Alejandro Lopez

Cambridge Event: https://webmaker.org/events/328

Video Activism, Free Software, and Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region

Video Activism, Free Software, and Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

During this week's class session on Introduction to Civic Media, we invited two guest speakers: Andrew Lowenthal (Co-Founder and Director of Engaged Media) and Professor Fox Harrell (CMS/CSAIL at MIT). The course bagan with Andrew talking about his work with Engaged Media. In addition to our format, we were able to livestream the class using ustream, and welcomed users at large by tweeting the ustream link. The specific reading materials that accompanied this week's course on Video Activism, Free Software, and Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific region were:

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