MASCLab goes to the Penn Ethnography Forum 2019

How do we attend to the in-between? What is our role as researchers to innovate methods as agents of change? These seemingly large (and they are) questions are two I want to pose at the outset of this post about the Media and Social Change Lab’s (MASCLab) presentation at the Penn University Ethnography Forum last month in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Ethnography Forum, now in its 40th … Continue reading MASCLab goes to the Penn Ethnography Forum 2019

Submissions open for the 2nd Visual Research for Social Change (VRSC) Conference: April 23, 2019

The Visual Research for Social Change conference lives on! Following up on a successful (and fun!) conference last year, the VRSC Conference is happening again on April 23 at Teachers College. To submit a proposal, please send an abstract of maximum 300 words and 1-3 visual artifacts as attachments or links (images, videos, links to online resources, etc) to visualresearchforsocialchange@gmail.com by February 28, 2019. See … Continue reading Submissions open for the 2nd Visual Research for Social Change (VRSC) Conference: April 23, 2019

Preventing Gun Violence and Understanding Gun Reform

Last month, we spoke with two people who have studied the issue of gun violence from complementary perspectives, about the phenomenon of firearm use, gun reform legislation, policy recommendations, and areas in need of further research. Louis Klarevas (University of Massachusetts – Boston) is an expert on the study of mass shootings and homeland security, and author of the recently published book Rampage Nation: Securing America from … Continue reading Preventing Gun Violence and Understanding Gun Reform

Book Talk Recap – It’s Not About Grit

Last week Steve Goodman, founding director of the Educational Video Center (EVC), joined MASCLab for a very special conversation about his recent book, It’s Not About Grit: Trauma, Inequity, and the Power of Transformative Teaching. Founded in 1984, EVC is “a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, … Continue reading Book Talk Recap – It’s Not About Grit

Meeting Share – Oct 31

Today’s MASCLab meeting happened to fall on Halloween – did we get a trick or a treat? The meeting was most certainly a treat as Danny led us in a 360 video creation workshop. He demonstrated using various 360 cameras that provide optical stabliaztion and even process videos to remove selfie sticks from the final cuts. Workshop attendees were then able to view videos Danny previously … Continue reading Meeting Share – Oct 31

Book Talk – October 29, 2018

Come join MASCLab and hear author, Steven Goodman, talk about his book, “It’s Not About Grit: Trauma, Inequity, and the Power of Transformative Teaching.” Goodman is the founding director of Educational Video Center, “a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to … Continue reading Book Talk – October 29, 2018

Meeting Share – September 19

Today at MASCLab we introduced each other a little further and talked about pitches, and then did some pitching of projects we would be excited to make this year. Here’s a short list of some of the initial ideas that were shared: A game based on navigating Teachers College in 3 dimensions Our ongoing Fake News game projects A video about officially labeling gaming addiction … Continue reading Meeting Share – September 19

First Meeting of ’18/’19 This Wednesday!

TC community: We are extremely excited to invite you to this year’s first meeting of the Media and Social Change Lab (MASCLab) at Teachers College. All who are interested are welcome. The meeting will take place this Wednesday, September 12th in Horace Mann 46A (in the basement of Horace Mann) 12-1:30 pm This meeting will be an opportunity to meet others interested in MASCLab and … Continue reading First Meeting of ’18/’19 This Wednesday!

TC & MASCLab Host Youth Media Showcase

On Friday, June 8, we were proud to host a culminating showcase of youth-produced media by community partner, Educational Video Center (EVC), at TC’s Cowin Auditorium.  EVC presented two documentaries produced by New York City youth participants in their Youth Documentary Workshop: The Colors of Health: Understanding Unequal Care in New York City, and Reclaiming Success – a powerful film that unpacks the challenges of … Continue reading TC & MASCLab Host Youth Media Showcase