I am fascinated by how our built environments affect our attitudes and behaviours, how our digital lives can be a source of personal and societal liberation if used effectively. My pedagogy is grounded in experiential learning, how we can reclaim education as a living embodied experience that builds agency in students through practice.
Becoming the Media - Digital Produces are changing the channel - Learn to Podcast
I will give small groups of up to three people a step by step guide on how to develop and launch a successful podcast. Podcasting has become a major cultural force in society with potential for massive progressive societal change as some podcasts audiences get better ratings than the main stream or traditional media.
I can take any beginner and give them the tools and advise to help them start a podcast within a small budget. I will structure our workshop the following way.
– First we well cultivate their ideas and speak about the various types of podcasts. Giving some different formats of successful podcasts.
– Give several options for setting up website or adding podcast to existing website.
– How podcasting works, how to set up hosting
– Equipment requirements, for those on a budget or those who want to spend a little more. (Mic’s, Mixer boards and more)
– Setting up RSS Feeds
Tagging your MP3 audio tracks
– Podcasting work flow, how to post a podcast.
– Editing software options
– Interview strategies, field interviews
– Strategies on how to promote your podcast for free
This can be for a hobbyist or made into a serous business venture or supplement an existing enterprise. The world is waiting for your unique voice.
Digital Testimony Journey - Stepping Back into the Future
What are the best ways we can contribute to heal a broken divided world. Investigating how our current ideas and beliefs are heavily influenced by past events caused me to think about the power of memory, of our ability to Remember to Remember. How oral testimony and the power of stories can help navigate our own positionally and intersectionality within this digital age, how learning the tools of the past can help us navigate a better future.
Ecological Communications - Digital Age
Producing media has allowed me the platform and opportunity to educate a large audience about the need for social, environmental and economic justice. I have been asked to present at many media conferences and within my academic journey, my focus has been to promote agency and democratic change through the independent media movement.
Current students will have to navigate a future that is rapidly changing and uncertain, our future public academics will have to navigate a digital landscape in order to have their ideas enter the arena of public debate. In a world with so much noise and bad information I intend to share my experiences and skills to give the students the basic tools necessary to have a digital platform where they can share their work in a thoughtful and academically grounded way. We cannot have sound logical debate within the same paradigm of communications that created this ecological crisis we face,
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