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2010 Producers Institute Projects
This exciting new series pioneers brave new models of storytelling around the world, and the impact of story-driven technology to inspire social movements. You will hear stories about how art and technology are transforming global communities -- from kids in India putting their slums on Google Maps and fighting polio with mobile phones, to stories from the Guatemalan genocide visualized as cultural data in a breathtaking online archive. These videos put a startling fresh face on the power of stories and new media tools to drive social change - from text messaging platforms, Second Life, mobile games, visualized cultural data, and augmented reality applications, to interactive maps that layer news, environmental data and community content, and immersive documentary formats that are changing moviemaking around the world.
THE STREAM a production of BAVC, inspired by projects that have been developed at the Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. The series consists of video stories, machinima, and radio podcasts available for distribution via BAVC's PRX channel. Executive Producer: Wendy Levy, Director and Editor: Debra Schaffner, Machinima and Audio Director and Editor: Bernhard Drax. Production of The Stream is made possible in part through generous funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Producers Institute for New Media Technologies is made possible in part through generous funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment.
Can a virtual world help us heal the legacy of racial violence in America?
Who are the real people restoring the Gulf Coast?
Listen to Bridge the Gulf on PRX.
How can we use technology to bring peace to the Middle East?
Can a film tip the scales of justice in Guatemala?
Can a game create community between Americans and Iraqis?
What if kids used cell phones to write poetry?
Roland Leguirdi-Laura's film To Be Heard is the story of a group of high school students from the South Bronx who use poetry to transform their lives and the world around them. The core assumption of the documentary is that mastery of language - reading, writing and public speaking - is essential to living an empowered and engaged life.
Listen to Power Poetry on PRX.
What if children led the public health campaigns in India?
Listen to Map Your World on PRX.
Can augmented reality help protect endangered lands?
Listen to Finding Sacred Grounds on PRX.