At last! After a year long process of reviews, edits, and messy file conversion problems, the paper that I coauthored with Pablo Rey Mazon about newspaper analysis with PageOneX is freely available from the Open Access journal International Journal of Communication! Here’s the abstract: PageOneX is a Free/Libre and Open Source Software tool that we[…]
WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World Back in the 1990s, I worked with Jorge Díaz Ortiz, Puerto Rican cultural organizer, in a youth theater collective called Agitarte. It was my introduction to Freire and to Augosto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed methodology, and a deeply formative experience[…]
From 2012-2015, Global Action Project, Data Center and Research Action Design conducted a national research project—Media in Action: A Field Scan of Media & Youth Organizing in the U.S. I was honored to participate as an adviser to the research, and I’m excited that the findings are now freely available. A bit more about the report,[…]
By Sasha Costanza-Chock (@schock), Christine Schweidler (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Charlie DeTar (email@example.com) Note: This is an English translation of an article that originally appeared in 2013 in La Vanguardia Dossier: “The Power of the Networks:” http://www.lavanguardia.com/internacional/20131217/54397298092/el-poder-de-las-redes-sociales-vanguardia-dossier.html On 17 September 2011, a small group of activists took over New York City’s Zuccotti Park. They triggered[…]
This is a live blog of a talk by Dr. Jose Calderon, Professor of Sociology + Chicano Studies, Pitzer College, on October 15 2015 at MIT. Background for the talk, titled “PAR and Race Part 1: Fighting for Immigrant Justice:” My struggles with learning English and growing up in a poor immigrant farm worker family[…]
I’m in the process of adding a portfolio of media projects I’ve worked on to this site. Meanwhile, check out the examples below! SELECTED WORKS WEB & INTERACTIVE VoJo: Hosted platform for group mobile media projects, based on the VozMob Drupal Distribution. (Founder, project lead, 2012-present). http://vojo.co Sandy Storyline: A participatory documentary about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on[…]
Check out Towards Transformative Media Organizing, a strengths & needs assessment of LGBTQ & Two-Spirit media activism that I’m proud to have played a key role in as Principle Investigator, published in 2015. This report, and the Transformative Media Organizing project, links LGBTQ & Two-Spirit and allied media makers, online organizers, and tech-activists across the United[…]
Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! Transmedia organizing in the immigrant rights movement, my first book, is available from MIT Press as a free, creative commons licensed download, or for purchase in e-book and hardcover formats, here: http://bit.ly/shadows-streets.