Youth Defying Media: A Hackaton in Centro Ático

Last month 75 students from all over Colombia, ages 18-24, and various disciplinary backgrounds, met at the at the Centro Ático of Universidad Javeriana in Bogota to participate in the Hackaton “Los jóvenes desafían los medios” (Youth defies the media). Working in 7 different teams, these youths collaborated during 36 hours in the design of […]

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A Conversation with Youth Musicians from Boston’s Boys & Girls Clubs

One of my favorite things about co-hosting a radio show is to have diverse guests and engage in dynamic conversations. Interviews ON AIR have a special feeling of liveliness. Animated by the immediacy of broadcasting and the transmission of electric wave, conversations feel as public performances in front of a wide audience. In America Unificacion, […]

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Data is Power: Privacy and the Surveillance Economy

The ubiquity of computing and networking technologies, massive adoption of mobile devices and apps, and the rise of social media platforms, are rapidly transforming our social norms. Individual privacy, in particular, has changed pretty fast in the last 20 years while the networked communication environment has been established. Most of the data collected from millions […]

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Fair Use Matters

Creativity is at the core of everyday life. It crosses many social dimensions. From culture to economy to language. Creative expression, however, usually requires building on the work of others. Remixing, bricolage, sampling, collage. Cultural production thrives better when people can write, re-write, appropriate, re-circulute, and remix. That is the reason why the fair use […]

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Early Geolocative Media Practices

New terms have been created for referring to the information communication technologies and practices that are functionally bound to place. These new tools (hardware and software), and the interactions people have with them, are both location-aware and location-oriented. They not only use geographically referenced information to function but also produce it. While media artists and […]

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