As connectivity continues to increase globally, more people than ever live in a ubiquitous and nonstop media environment. In light of these changes, the Freedom of the Press Foundation’s work has never been more important.
I have been a fan of Marisa Anderson’s music since discovering her albums at the legendary Chapel Hill radio station WXYC, where my show usually ran from from 4-8AM. At 4 in the morning in a windowless studio, the title of Anderson’s 2011 release “The Golden Hour” seemed apropos. I would listen to her virtuosic, … Read More “Musician Marisa Anderson looks for the new in the old”
Open educator and Institute for Open Leadership Fellow Jane-Frances Agbu works as a senior lecturer in health science and coordinates the award-winning Open Educational Resources program at NOUN, the National Open University of Nigeria. NOUN provides open and distance education to over 180,000 students in the region. Agbu has seen the benefits of open education … Read More ““It upholds the dignity of mankind”: the power of OER in West Africa”
Citizen science is the powerful idea that communities should be empowered to participate in the process of scientific inquiry, investigating the world around them and creating societal change in the process. One of the most prominent projects within the citizen and civic science movement is Public Lab, a community of individuals using inexpensive DIY techniques … Read More “Collaboratively generating more knowledge: Public Lab’s approach to citizen science”
In the last year, #wocintechchat has provided Twitter chats, community dialogue, scholarships, and partnerships to provide more opportunities for women of color working in technology.
The interdisciplinary artist Caroline Woolard engages with political economy and activism through radically innovative collaborative projects.
Photographer Carol Highsmith has donated her life’s work of tens of thousands of photos to the Library of Congress during her decades long career.
What if the future of eco-housing is remixable, inexpensive, collaborative, open sourced, freely licensed, and accessible to all?
The delightfully quirky sewing site Make my Pattern.com is the work of self-proclaimed “sewcialist” Joost de Cock, a Belgian designer with a flair for fashion. When he started Make my Pattern, de Cock set out to solve a major issue for amateur sewers: patterns fit best when hand-drafted, but hand-drafting is inaccessible to most hobbyists. … Read More “Let’s make some clothes: Joost de Cock on Make my Pattern”
“We need to talk,” begins the first letter from the organizers of “Letters for Black Lives,” a new writing project aimed at opening up intercultural and inter-generational dialogue about the Black Lives Matter movement.