During the day of the conference, at the site and in the surrounding lower Manhattan area, I'd like those of you who are interested to participate by creating something during the day that will be showcased at the very end, around 4:30 pm. -- before we retreat to the bar.
I'm thinking it would be interesting to have some of you collaborate on producing a very short video or podcast where you go out and gather images/interviews/information on a subject related to the conference or to your project theme, or other, and edit something quickly (in montage fashion) that can be shown to the conference participants as part of the final comments of the day. Here are some ideas I have:
-- go out into lower Manhattan and do quick interviews with people about what they think media literacy is....
-- do quick interviews on the role of news in a Democracy
--do quick interviews on how people use the web or social media for: (you name it)
--extend your own project theme by asking questions, man on the street style, related to your project (DAPL, Planned Parenthood, mental health issues, animal welfare, etc., etc.)
Or, other ideas???
I love the idea of making some media on the day that speaks to the state of our media and our social situation in a snapshot of May, 2017 in NYC.
I welcome other ideas you might have as well!