10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor
Designing Agency [G; I]
Juliana Rotich* (Ushahidi, Kenya)
Beth Coleman* (MIT)
In this dialogue, Beth Coleman and Juliana Rotich discuss the powerful ways networked media can be engaged toward activist, artistic, and liberatory means. They focus on experimental work in locative media, peer networks, and collective action and ask questions about the role of agency in networked media. Crisis mapping, transmedia activism, and a poetics of experience are all part of the conversation. Coleman, a professor of new media and an artist, and Rotich, an activist and Program Director of Ushahidi (creators of crisis mapping tools), bring a dynamic of complementary expertise to the discussion.