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Job Openings @ OpenPlans: Software Engineers for Open Source Transit Projects

Via our friend Nick Grossman:

Hey Everyone--

I have a great job opportunity for the right civic hacker or transit developer. OpenPlans' transportation software business is growing quickly, and we are looking to add at least two talented software engineers to our team. The job description is here:

http://openplans.org/jobs/current-openings/software-engineer-for-open...

For those who don't know OpenPlans, we are a non-profit software & media company focused on livable cities, open government, and open source software. Our transportation software team is working with transportation agencies across the US to build the "open transportation stack", beginning with multi-modal trip planners, real-time vehicle location systems, and more. You can read more at http://openplans.org/transportation.

Please pass it along!

Thanks,
Nick

DIY Video 2010: Activist Media (Part Three)

This is the first of an ongoing series of curated selections of DIY Video prepared in relation to the screening of DIY Video 2010 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and organized by Mimi Ito, Steve Anderson, and the good folks at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. The following is an interview with curator Sasha Constanza-Chock designed to more fully map the contexts from which these Activist videos emerged.

Some critics have argued that the corporatized sites of web 2.0 will not allow sufficient room for progressive and radical voices to be heard. Some of the videomakers here, such as Witness, have established their own platforms for sharing their work, while others have deployed YouTube, Vimeo, and some of the other commercial platforms. How have these filmmakers worked through their relationship with commercial portals given their often anti-corporate messages?

This Week in Civic Media 10.29.10: Between the Bars interview; reporting on gas companies; Google $2m to Knight

From the Center

  • Audio: our Charlie DeTar speaks with @The_Takeaway about his prison blogging platform, "Between the Bars" http://cot.ag/9NnbQb
  • Our WellWatch/ExtrACT project helps Colorado resident report on gas company infiltration http://cot.ag/bP1tRe

Google donates $2m to Knight Foundation

Placeblogger angel fund

  • @placeblogger announces funding for investigative journalism done by local news sites http://cot.ag/b5O6Hh

Election season tools

DIY Video 2010: Activist Media (Part Two)

This is the first of an ongoing series of curated selections of DIY Video prepared in relation to the screening of DIY Video 2010 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and organized by Mimi Ito, Steve Anderson, and the good folks at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. The following selection was curated and described by Sasha Constanza-Chock.

What follows is the full selection of videos that I sent to the DIY Video 2010 organizers, structured by the 10 social movement categories that I mentioned above. Short clips of many of them were remixed into the screening program, where they were placed in interesting juxtaposition with other kinds of DIY video by style, technique, and narrative and visual strategy. Here, you can watch the complete set of Activist Media videos, as well as some that didn't make it into the theatrical screening. Enjoy, and I hope that they inspire you to action!

DIY Video Activism Program

Meta: Video Activism

DIY Video 2010: Activist Media (Part One)

This is the first of an ongoing series of curated selections of DIY Video prepared in relation to the screening of DIY Video 2010 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and organized by Mimi Ito, Steve Anderson, and the good folks at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. The following curator's statement was developed by Sasha Constanza-Chock.

Activist Media: curated by Sasha Costanza-Chock

I was invited by Steve Anderson and Mimi Ito to curate a program of 'Activist Video' for DIY Video 2010. I was happy to get involved since this is an area that I both study (as a postdoc at the ASC&J and a Fellow at the Berkman Center [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/scostanzachock]) and have been an active participant in for about 10 years now.

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