Tuesday, 12/27, 7 pm — be on time!
(gumbo is on first come first serve basis!)
@ University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Newsmotion is an innovative platform for civic media, public art, and original documentary reportage. Newsmotion harnesses the power of independent voices, technology, and collaborative storytelling to focus on the critical issues of our time, engaging new audiences and finding new solutions.
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Come mingle with some of New York’s most innovative and passionate independent journalists, writers, artists, photographers, and documentary filmmakers — including OWS bat signal creator Mark Read, nonviolent resistance leader Srdja Popovic, artist Natalie Jeremijenko, photojournalist Alan Chin, author Julian Rubinstein, artist Marisa Jahn, writer/translator Susan Bernofsky and music by Water Water!!
Admission to the event $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Making a Kickstarter pledge at this level will automatically put you on the guest list.
Harvard’s Nieman Lab calls Newsmotion: “The project of a collective of award-winning journalists and journalism thinkers,” including author and sociologist Todd Gitlin, Pulitzer Prize winner Dale Maharidge, artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko, writer and translator Susan Bernofsky, new media professor Nitin Sawhney, photographerAlan Chin, war correspondent Elizabeth Rubin, filmmaker Laura Poitras, writer and producer Julian Rubinstein, artist and activist Marisa Jahn, and many others.
7:00 pm — Doors open. Live music by Water Water (Todd Chandler & Jamie Reeder), accompanying a special projection by OWS bat signal creator Mark Read
7:30 — Welcome and Introduction by Newsmotion founders Julian Rubinstein & Marisa Jahn.
ACTIVATE: With Pulitzer Prize winner Dale Maharidge, Serbian nonviolent resistance leader Srdja Popovic, novelist and journalist Lara Santoro, and the man behind Occupy Wall Street’s ‘bat-signal,’ Mark Read.
DISPATCH: The New Republic and Foreign Policy reporter Anna Badkhen will give an update on the war in Afghanistan.
MESSENGER: Natalie Jeremijenko on Newsmotion Bike Messengers: Changing where, why and how news is produced and presented — an alpha prototype kit that transforms bikes into moving civic media.
SLIDESHOW: Tahrir Square, Zuccotti Park, and Ground Zero: Photographs of the Egyptian Revolution, Occupy Wall Street, and the Killing of Osama, by Alan Chin.
8:00 — Alan’s famous New Orleans gumbo + Marisa’s signature apple cider martini cocktails.