Civic Media Lunch: Andrew Lowenthal, "EngageMedia: Video4Change" | MIT Center for Civic Media
MIT Media Lab, E15-344
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EngageMedia is a citizen video sharing platform, as well as a training, network development, software and research project based in Southeast Asia and Australia.
EngageMedia has been involved in founding a number of video activist networks (Transmission, video4change, Sambel) to build the field of civic video and challenge the increasing enclosure of the digital commons by the rise of new online platforms.
Their work also includes the development of open source video sharing tools (Plumi) and a training program tailored around video distribution and audience engagement, as well a focus on online security.
Andrew Lowenthal, co-founder and Executive Director, will outline EngageMedia's work, focusing on the nature of scaling; in particular as regards developing strategic networks and open source software, and their implications and limitations in creating civic media today.