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Advice for 2014 Media Ideation Fellows

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Great news for aspiring social and tech entrepreneurs! Media Ideation is looking for a brand new batch of fellows. Applications are officially open. I had the pleasure of being part of the inaugural class of Media Ideation fellows last year. Several people have reached out asking for advice as they prepare theirRead the Rest…


Tracing the Impact of Online Activism in the Renisha McBride Case

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On November 2, 2013, 19-year-old Renisha McBride was fatally shot in the face on the porch of Detroit homeowner, Theodore Wafer. A few days after the shooting, a local protest was organized, conversations began to emerge on social media, and the story quickly got picked up by national news outlets.Read the Rest…


Tara L. Conley Racial Literacy Roundtables Talk

On Monday, October 14, 2013 I presented at this year’s first Racial Literacy Roundtables talk at Teachers College Columbia University. I presented on my current and ongoing research involving participatory design and working with young people who are involved in foster care and juvenile/criminal justice systems to develop TXT CONNECT,Read the Rest…


Participatory Design and Young People as ‘Possibilities Personified’

 Tara L. Conley, Teachers College, Columbia University (March 29, 2013) This past Friday, I had the opportunity to speak about participatory design and fostering critical connections in our work with young people. Though the talk was meant as a brief audition for TEDxTeachersCollege next month, I was able to shareRead the Rest…


Founder Tara L. Conley Named 2013 Media Ideation Fellow

I’m so pleased to announced that I’ve been named as one of the 2013 Media Ideation Fellows! I, along with Kristy Tillman, Charles DeTar, and Yongjun Heo are among the very first class of fellows supported by the Media Ideation Fellowship, a Voqal initiative. Several months ago, I asked forRead the Rest…


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