Editorial for Volume 4 Number 1.
Data has become a currency of power. This is evidenced by the fact that the most successful businesses in the world - Google, Facebook, and the like - are making their money from aggregating huge stores of the stuff and infinitely segmenting online ad audiences for marketeers. The electricity bill alone for Facebook's newest data center in New Mexico is estimated to cost 21 million dollars per year....
This essay describes an ongoing collaborative effort by my students and me, during the 2014-2015 school year, to meet with the Latin@ community at OSU, surrounding colleges, businesses and participants’ homes to conduct interviews that document Latin@ life. The video-narratives collected in this venture are expected to generate a narrative glimpse of Latin@ Life in Ohio, as well as a historical record of their presence. The collected stories, narratives, and photographs of cultural artifacts give voice to the different heritages of Latin@s in Ohio.
This project describes the co-creation of an HIV anti-stigma health campaign developed for the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. Together with youth from South Africa, American graduate students conducted workshops that resulted in poetry and public service announcements that could be used on websites and social media. This article includes a series of ethical considerations when developing a health campaign as well as interviews and the finished public service announcements. Additionally, the author provides a series of “lessons learned” that might provide additional insights for other researchers and artists who are interested in engaging communities in social justice issues.
This article discusses a collaboration with a researcher, young people, and community organizations to design and create The Resisters, an alternate reality game about social movement history in Providence, Rhode Island. While the digital medium discussed in this article is a transmedia