This crowd funded interactive documentary looks really interesting and Awra Amba is very much worth supporting. Looks like they have great rewards too!
Have you ever visited an egalitarian Ethiopian community, discussed gender equality, education or sustainability with them and others from around the world and contributed to the creation of a fair trade product, all from your tablet or laptop, in your lunch hour?
The Awra Amba Experience is an interactive documentary that tells the story of Awra Amba, a socially progressive community founded 40 years ago by an illiterate farmer in rural Ethiopia.
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A view from Bishangari Lodge, on the shore of Lake Langano in the Rift Valley, Ethiopia.
This is a class tune. I heard the prodigy are working on a new album too…
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A smart and sharp take on the now clear consequences of social media and the “new journalism”…
This conflation of newsiness with news, share-worthiness with importance, has wreaked havoc on the media’s skepticism immune systems. It didn’t happen out of nowhere, it’s a process that’s been midwifed by the willful blurring of the lines between fact and fiction on the part of a key group of influential sites, that have, unfortunately, established a viable financial model amid the wreckage of traditional media. It’s why companies are so eager to shuffle native ads—content produced to appear as if it were a site’s regular content—into the regular mix. They’re hoping we won’t know the difference. They’re right, we often don’t. That’s part of the reason native advertising revenues are up 77 percent this year, according to a new study by BIA/Kelsey. There are practically no consequences anymore.
This is an absolutely excellent collection of free-to-use visualisation tools for advocacy work. It looks to be put together by the fine folks over at Tactical Technology Collective. I recently wrote about another of their projects, Security-in-a-Box, which brought together resources for journalists and human rights campaigners to safe-guard their privacy in the age of mass digital surveillance.
The Visualising Information for Advocacy book brings together ten years of lessons in what works for advocacy project in one handy resource. I haven’t had a chance to check out the book yet but the tools listed on the site seem quite wide-ranging. From mapping solutions to visualising complicated data sets, they have answers for all sorts of situations. Definitely worth checking out.
Regine on Critical Exploits. Interrogating Infrastructure via http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wmmna/~3/LIzGeic9FEE/critical-exploits-interrogatin.php
Bruce Schneier on Catalog of Snowden Revelations via https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/01/catalog_of_snow.html
Lisa Wade, PhD on Opinions on Economic Inequality Driven by Ideology, not Income via http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SociologicalImagesSeeingIsBelieving/~3/aRztCh83ExA/