Detroit Future Media workshops are 20-week trainings for Detroiters interested in building Detroit’s media economy through the creation of grassroots media, and community cultural production. The workshops offer intensive trainings on video, graphics, and web design with a focus on education, entrepreneurship and media-based community organizing.

 

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Report-back from SXSW Interactive 2012

On March 12, 2012 members of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition presented "Detroit Future: A Media-Based Economy" at the 2012 SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. Our panel aimed to move the conversation beyond the "information highway" metaphor, and to consider how the digital equivalents of streets, sidewalks, bike paths, and parks can strengthen social bonds within a community, making it safer and healthier, even wealthier. We offered stories of our local programs as examples of these community pathways.

Read the full report back here.

Photo by Shar McLeod