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.
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.