Projects

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Projects

Projects

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2015

MAJOR The Girl Gamers Project, Fusion, 2015. I am eating, breathing, sleeping this project. There is the documentary itself, which is in episodes customized for social platforms. Then there is the interactive page to go with the doc. Then there is a fun stealth piece I am working on that is interactive. And then, since I can never be normal, I am trying to learn Raspberry Pi on the side so I can program this baby: Ryan at Retrobuilt games […]

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Travel + Speaking

October 2015 Indiecade / October 22-25 / Culver City, California   September 2015 ONA 2015 / September 24-27 / Los Angeles, California “Diversity 2.0 Workshop: Getting in Here From Out There” ♥ MoMA R & D Lab / September 16 / New York, NY “Afro-Asiatic Allegories: Culture, Race, and Kinship” ♥ Confab Intensive / September 1 / Portland, Oregon “Managing Distributed Authorship”   August 2015 TechfestNW / August 20/ Portland, Oregon “Beyond Mobile; Beyond Devices”  

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The Latest

Over at Fusion, I took a look at apps, racism, and pushing the boundaries of Human Centered Design: Unfortunately, there isn’t a quick hack to engender empathy or compassion. But we could start turning the tide in the fight against racism if we could start shifting the way people think about human-centered design. Most tech workers are aware of human centered design as a practice: pioneered by the creative firm IDEO, the mandate is to understand why you are building […]

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New @ The Guardian: “Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio and the cult of the white male celebrity activist”

10

2014

New piece up at the Guardian US: In the Friday night television wasteland, Ben Affleck grabbed headlines by doing what many Americans refused to do even when faced with piles of evidence and growing body counts: call a prominent person out for “gross” and “racist” statements. But why did Affleck get so much attention for calling out Maher’s leftwing flavored Islamophobia? Reza Aslan, Rabia Chaudry and others have publicly discussed Maher’s beef with “the Muslim world” – why were Affleck’s […]

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ONA 14 Overload: Video on Video and The Future of Media

09

2014

Ooh, I’m rusty after a year being corporate. I’m talking way too fast in this clip with way too much “liiiike” – ugh. And for some reason my red blazer looks orange. But I like what I said, which is basically the future of media is a big question mark. Here’s the video: Transcript: [Asked off camera to summarize my piece of the panel] If in digital, script to visuals. Traditional [media]: Break up all your rules and your models. […]

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Forbes 30 Under 30!

31

2013

Proud to be one of Forbes‘ “30 Under 30: The Next Generation of Media Moguls, Machers and Mavens.”

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New Piece: Two Cities in One

“But to me, the most telling divide is a verbal one — does one live in D.C. or Washington?”

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Post -ROFLCon

13

2012

I loved, loved, loved ROFLCon. Met a bunch of great people, caught up with old friends, and got a great response on my breakdown of the “Shit People Say” memes. Also got a bit of buzz. Here’s the write up from GigaOm: Example: The “s**t black guys say” and “s**t black girls say” videos that exploded on YouTube (the latter logged more than 8.7 million views since December.) These videos, starring women in drag as the men and men in […]

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Media: On WGBH’s Basic Black and The Thom Hartmann Show

Cassie Crowley and her team graciously asked me to come out to the studio for a show on Hipster Racism and Think Like a Man – video below: And a few weeks back, I was also a guest on the Thom Hartmann Show:

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Financial Commentary for Bitch

12

2012

Article: “Dollars, But No Sense” Publication: Bitch Magazine Date: Summer 2008 “Pass the tissues! Why you should have a good cry at work!” Pulling the April 2008 issue of Marie Claire out of my mailbox, I felt my eyes roll skyward. Since when does crying at work stand in for legitimate career advice? Unfortunately, warped ideas about women, careers, and money have plagued most of the major glossies, resulting in them eschewing factual information for superficial advice, safely swaddled in […]

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