Tag: zeega

by Robin Evans

About 20 Knight Alumni and Fellows recently converged on a big-windowed workspace in San Francisco’s South of Market district. Sure, there was pizza and beer, but what really drew them was the chance to crunch ideas with developers working to “change media for good.” The dozen or so developers aren’t journalists. They are media entrepreneurs [...] more »

by Jesse Shapins

In 24 hours, Zeegas — a new form of interactive media — will be installed on four projection screens at San Francisco’s renowned Museum of Modern Art. This showcase is part of “The Making Of…“ — a collaboration between award-winning NPR producers the Kitchen Sisters, KQED, AIR’s Localore, the Zeega community and many others. Join [...] more »

by Jessica Clark

San Francisco makers and hackers recently packed SoundCloud’s SF office to the gills for the Making Of…Zeega event. Co-organized by veteran audio producers The Kitchen Sisters, Zeega, AIR and KQED, the event marked the launch of The Making Of…Studio: a digital sandbox for users to experiment with the Zeega platform, and share their strange and [...] more »

by Jesse Shapins

A version of this post also appeared in the Association of Independent’s in Radio monthly AIRBlast. I first started working with independent producer Kara Oehler in 2005. Almost a day didn’t pass without her telling me about something that happened on the “AIRDaily” listserve. I’d been on listservs before, but I had never actually talked [...] more »

by Jesse Shapins

It’s been a crazy couple of years thinking about the changing nature of documentary in the context of networked culture. In the background of developing Mapping Main Street and then Zeega — an open-source platform for creating interactive documentaries — I’ve also been doing research into what I call the urban database documentary. I define [...] more »

by Kara Oehler

Last week, I sat in a conference room in Dorchester, Mass., with some of the great minds of public media to recommend which 10 producers and public media stations should be supported for year-long projects to transform the industry. Localore is a new $2 million national competition produced by the Boston-based Association of Independents in [...] more »

by Desiree Everts

Click here to read the whole series It’s been an eventful year on MediaShift’s Idea Lab, marked by mergers, beta releases and site redesigns for the many innovators in digital media. This past year also saw the Knight Foundation announce 16 winners of its News Challenge contest, up from 12 grantees in 2010 — and [...] more »

by Kara Oehler

WFMU is putting on a festival Oct. 28-30 to celebrate and probe radio’s future. This gathering of folks brings together the medium’s fans, tinkerers, futurists and broadcasters to talk about what might happen next. The opening night of the WFMU Radiovision Festival, featuring radio legend Joe Frank, sold out in a matter of days, but [...] more »

by Jesse Shapins

Since the founding of Zeega, one of the primary areas in which we’ve been working is the radically changing domain of libraries and archives. In the digital age, we believe libraries and archives pose one of the most exciting opportunities for re-imagining the ecosystem of public knowledge production and sharing. We see the questions posed [...] more »

by Kara Oehler

We at Zeega want to enable anyone to create interactive documentaries and invent new forms of storytelling. For inspiration, we’ve looked to a figure who challenged the documentary form right when radio and film were being invented a century ago: Dziga Vertov. Best known for the remarkable film “Man with a Movie Camera,” Vertov also [...] more »