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The Power of Media


… we know that transformation comes from the outside. We were very deliberate in pairing you – an outside, lead collaborator with an ‘inside’ ‘station producer. Our independent lead producers are coming from the outside — they are working for AIR— to introduce disruption to the dominant order at the station. They are change agents….”  

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Today, a most extraordinary day at MIT’s Open Docs Lab where our new Localorians assembled with the AIR team and assorted guests to plan for how they’ll take on the challenge of inventing a new public media.   Youth Speaks National Program Director Hodari Davis talked “radical love,”  and we invited Beth Altringer and Lilian Taylor from Harvard’s Desirability Lab to provide tools for how to build in new spaces.   And in my remarks to our producer, I spoke about how they should begin to build new models that would inspire others across public media…that would endure over time.  I acknowledged the discomfort they were experiencing as they entered new and unfamiliar territory in physical, psychological, creative space,   Here is a transcript.   And you can watch the full session with Hodari, including the Q&A with our producers that followed here

In the Margin (of the Other)

In the Margin of the Other is a free form radio show I began producing in November 1988 on WMBR, MIT’s all volunteer radio station.  It’s taken various forms as I’ve adapted to what the rest of life and work require.  Inspired by my college economics prof’s adage “everything happens in the margin,” I find that this “secret world” I’ve maintained consistently over so many years has evolved into a rich and unexpected source for many of my ideas and approaches in my more public work.

I’m lucky to have Richard H. Lawrence maintaining my archive in his woodshop in Albion, ME, spinning show cassettes according the seasons.  He and Sama also grow fruit and vegetables and other interesting things.

More recently, I’ve begun editing and uploading selected programs at the request of various friends and colleagues who want to listen. With nearly 2000 hours accumulated, perhaps I will eventually create a stream! For now, you can download a bunch here, or listen some shorter clips on this site. You’ll let me know you’re listening, right?

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