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Parallel School
"Parallel School offers an open environment for self-education in the broader context of art and design. We want to bring people from different places and backgrounds together to share knowledge, connect and initiate projects, publications, meetings and workshops.

Parallel School belongs to no one.
Parallel School has no location.
Parallel School is not teaching.
Parallel School is learning."

"Parallel School encapsulates the idea of non-institutional, self-organized education in the broader context of Art and Design. The idea is that anyone around the world, whether currently a student or not, can create a new type of school, parallel to existing ones. It serves as a structure to share knowledge, connect with other individuals and initiate projects and workshops. But it can be anything. Self-education and sharing knowledge are possibilities through which we can engage emphatically with one another.

Parallel School originally started as a way for sharing and exchanging ideas and topics (self-education) and organizing workshops across borders, for example in Paris, Berlin and Moscow and was continued in Glasgow, Brno, Leipzig and Lausanne.

The goal is to bring people from different places and different backgrounds, not only from the world of (graphic) design, and work in an autonomous, self-set open structure. The focus will be on topics participants propose themselves around the subject of education. We will invite guests and lecturers from different disciplines to complement the workshop series. In the spirit of self-education every participant holds a short workshop, conducts a discussion or does whatever suits best to share her/his interests or specialties. We believe that inspiring and productive situations can be created without hierarchy.

Spread the word, contribute and be part of Parallel School!"

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alternative  design  education  schools  artschools  altgdp  openstudioproject  lcproject  deschooling  unschooling  self-education  self-directed  self-directedlearning  glasgowbrno  leipzig  lausanne  paris  berlin  moscow  self-organization  art  learning  events  publications  hierarchy  horizontality  workshops  unconferences 
january 2018 by robertogreco
Zines are the future of media
"My favorite Nieman Lab prediction for journalism in 2018 (including this one I wrote myself [ ]) is Kawandeep Virdee’s “Zines Had It Right All Along.” [ ]

His actual prediction is that in 2018, digital media “will reflect more qualities that make print great.” Virdee distills a shortlist of qualities of zines and quarterly mags that he thinks are portable to digital:

• Quarterlies are a pleasure to read with a variety in layout and pacing
• They’re beautiful to hold.
• They’re less frequent, and much better.
• Even the ads are well-crafted, and trusted.
• Zines have an enormous variety.
• They’re experimental and diverse.
• This gives them a freshness and surprise.
• They’re anti-formalist; they’re relatable.

“Most sites look the same,” Virdee writes. “It can be weird and wonderful.”

The positive example he gives isn’t a text feature, but the NYT video series “Internetting with Amanda Hess.” It’s an odd choice because digital video hasn’t had much of a problem picking up on a zine aesthetic or giving us that level of freshness and surprise; it’s digital text that’s been approaching conformity.

It’s also weird that Virdee works product at Medium, which is one of the sites that, despite or maybe because of its initial splash, is kind of the poster child for the current design consensus on the web. If Virdee is making the case that Medium (and other sites) should look a lot less like Medium, that would be the most exciting thing that Medium has done in a couple of years.

The other point I’d add is that zines and quarterlies look the way they do and feel the way they feel not because of a certain design aesthetic they share, or a design consensus they break from, but because of how they’re run, who owns them, and why they’re published. They look different because they are different. So maybe we need to look at the whole package and create an… oh, I don’t know, what’s the phrase I need… an “indie web”?"
timcarmody  kawandeepvirdee  zines  publishing  blogs  blogging  digital  publications  2017  2018  quarterlies  classideas  cv  conformity  medium  media  predictions  design  originality  weirdness  aesthetics  freshness  internet  amandahess  web  online  graphicdesign  layout  webdesign  indie  indieweb  diversity  anti-formalism  relatability  surprise  variety  craft  pacing  howwewrite  howweread  print  papernet 
december 2017 by robertogreco
Affinity Magazine - For Teens by Teens
"Affinity Magazine started from the idea of a sixteen year old girl, she noticed that there was a complete lack of journalistic publications written exclusively for teens by teens. She felt that adult writers writing for teens was inauthentic, thus developing Affinity Magazine in 2013. Affinity Magazine serves a purpose of showcasing the voices of aspiring teen journalists. Mixing pop culture with social justice and politics, Affinity amplifies the voices of teens – regardless of age, gender, race, and sexual orientation. Affinity is the first social justice platform that directly caters to teens, while also addressing many significant issues that are often overlooked. Affinity Magazine is read in over 178 countries and in all 50 states. Affinity Magazine is the new cool way for teens to not only read about important news, but also have their own thoughts heard loud and clear."

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"Affinity Magazine is a social justice and politics magazine written for teens by teens. Read about news occurring in the world in a fun interactive way. We pride ourselves on allowing teens to raise their voices about events happening in the world..."]

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"Are you a young teen, who has always had an interest in journalism? or have a friend that does? Then join the Affinity Magazine team! Join other teens like yourself posting articles from all over the world! Affinity Magazine allows you to get your writing published and read by thousands of people! You are able to get your work published and sharpen up on your writing so you can write for The New York Times one day (hopefully!!)

Affinity Magazine works to spotlight teen voices about current events. We find that the media sometimes forgets the voices of teens on many topics! So we are here to give them a voice.

You must age from 13-20. Keep in mind, we review applications very thoroughly. If you aren’t selected, you can try again at a later time. Expect to hear back from us in 5 days to two weeks usually (if you’re selected). This application is rolling, meaning there is no deadline. We accept all people regardless of race, sex or gender,or country (yes, we accept writers from all over the world). There is no compensation, this is all volunteer.

Our focus is social justice (LGBT+, Mental Health,Race, Feminism and etc) and politics.

If you aren’t interested in being a full time writer, we do accept submissions. Make our hotline bling below."]
teens  youth  socialjustice  publications  politics 
november 2016 by robertogreco
A Compendium on Race – SYPartners
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"Race is a powerful issue in America. It divides us. It embroils us. It confounds us. Often, we feel we don’t have the words to talk about it—let alone take positive steps.

In July 2014, SYPartners created A Compendium on Race—a collection of images, articles, facts, and ideas on the subject of race in America today.

It was the summer of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, of pain and chaos and strife. The goal was to open conversation, to create common ground to help ourselves and our community connect to the topic of race, and to contemplate personal biases.

The piece was designed to be read alone, as a reflection, or in a group, encouraging dialogue and the sharing of personal experiences. It was offered to SYP’s clients, who have shared it with their executives and employees, and to SYP friends and family, who have continued to spread it in broader networks.

Since its creation, A Compendium on Race has been honored with several awards for its design and impact: It is a winner of the AIGA 2015 Cased competition, ADC’s silver prize in Editorial Design, and The One Club Merit award for Public Service – Design / Publication Design.

The effort was entirely pro bono: SYPartners, nor any other person or company, has or will profit from it. Instead we offered it as a compilation of ideas—free of charge—to encourage and support a critical conversation."
sypartners  race  2014  2015  2016  design  publications 
february 2016 by robertogreco | A Radical Geography Community
"A Radical Geography Community"

"Since August 1969 Antipode has published peer-reviewed papers which offer a radical (Marxist/socialist/anarchist/anti-racist/feminist/queer/green) analysis of geographical issues and whose intent is to engender the development of a new and better society. Now appearing five times a year and published by Wiley-Blackwell, Antipode continues to publish some of the best and most provocative radical geographical work available today; work from both geographers and their fellow travellers; from scholars both eminent and emerging.

As the Editorial Collective said in a recent editorial (‘Antipode in an antithetical era’ Antipode 43:2): “We welcome papers which are challenging, which exhibit a will to not only interpret but also transform the world. Antipode papers are rigorous and intellectually substantive, they wrestle with debates in geography and take them forward. But they also go well beyond geography, trespassing and disrupting disciplinary borders. They are original, but not just original: they want to be significant to theory and practice. They are argumentative, scholarly and clear, able to withstand the trials and tribulations of peer review; but they are also alive, animated, and compelling to read. In many instances they ooze political fervour, but they may do this in different ways, not just through angry rhetoric or savage polemic (although these are forms of radical writing which we also acknowledge and cherish). Antipode papers can be – perhaps even should be – collaborative and cooperative. They are not despairing. They are hopeful but not naively so. They are often normative, probing ‘what ought to be’ rather than just ‘what is’: in this sense, they may be explanatory-diagnostic but also anticipatory-utopian. They may interrogate wider structural logics but also be based in lived experiences. And – did we already say this? – they are passionate! Like many who opt for academia, we are driven and motivated; have a fastidiousness for detail; love of language and a clearly delivered thesis; and ardor for the unexpected. Antipode is for us, above all, about passion: passionate writing informed by a passion for justice, in the service of liberation rather than salvation. The quest is not for transcendent Truth but for historical truths that we can confront or enact (as the case may be). Antipode papers are timely, they resonate, speak to, or in some way help us understand – in order to change – existing forms of domination. They generate new, practical ideas for radical politics, broadly defined.”"
geography  radical  radicalgeography  katherinemckittrick  publications  journals 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Amelia Greenhall: Start your own b(r)and: Everything I know about starting collaborative, feminist publications
[via: "Is there something like a website framework for starting an organization? Like boilerplate/best practices on decision-making, structure,"

"This guide by @ameliagreenhall feels like the closest thing to what I'm imagining…but not as generic as a "framework" "

"I have a hard time believing there isn't already a whole universe out there of "forkable" sets of principles, how-tos, bylaws, workflows?" ]
via:caseygollan  advice  branding  publishing  startups  publications  howto  organization  bestpractices  frameworks  principles  workflows  organizations  2015  tutorials 
may 2015 by robertogreco
The Atlantic Redesigns - The Atlantic
"We've redesigned What do you think?

From the beginning of the project, we've had the fundamental question in mind of what this site is—which is to say, both what it's become (as regular readers know, a lot's changed here over time) and what we want it to be. Is it the website of a magazine? Is it a news site? Is it, as James Franco possibly once suggested, a blog?

The answers, we recognized, are all in one way or another yes. But we figured we'd try a thought experiment: What if we described as a direct, dynamic, digital extension of our core identity in journalism—as a real-time magazine?

That seemed to us both authentic and aspirational: an idea that captured what The Atlantic has been doing in new media for years and a framework that could bring the right focus to rebuilding now.

So here's what we did:

We created a site that makes a new priority of visual presentation, that offers a cleaner reading experience across digital devices, and that gives us the flexibility we need, both in our articles and on our homepage, to join the speed and urgency of the web with the noise-cutting and impact that have always been central to The Atlantic's ambitions.

The new homepage is composed of full-width modules each representing either one big story or a constellation of connected stories. We can move these modules up or down the page, allowing us, among other freedoms, alternately to lead with the urgency of our news coverage or the impact of a big feature, according to the needs of the moment.

It also allows us to give full play to the same urgency and impact beyond the top of the page. As you return to the site, you'll find different homepage modules in different orders with different kinds of stories in different combinations. What you won't find, we hope, is the impression of diminishing importance as you scroll down.

Neither should you find yourself disoriented. So rather than placing stories arbitrarily adjacent to one another, we're using each of these modules to display a single story or a group of stories that are in some way related. This approach is inspired by the emergent logics of scrolling and swiping in mobile media: The vertical axis of the homepage represents a logic of exploration (scrolling); the horizontal axis, a logic of connection (swiping). A good magazine should, after all, help us keep our bearings.

Our new article pages are likewise more visually engaging and flexible. We're using larger images, and better image integration, with a fuller range of options for bigger feature stories, as well as more controlled templates for quicker hits, which we'll sometimes need as The Atlantic moves fast in trying to make sense of a rapidly changing world.

We've thought about the logics of exploration and connection on the article pages too: Next to our stories (horizontally), you'll find links to related articles; below the stories (vertically), you'll find links to normally unrelated articles, or for that matter photo essays or videos, currently popular on the site.

Maybe most conspicuously, across, we've replaced our old nameplate and navigation bar with a simple new flag bearing our logo, options to subscribe or search the site, and an expandable menu. This treatment is influenced by the way the logo is set on our monthly covers; the minimalistic integration of the subscription, search, and navigation functions is based both on extensive user testing and our guiding dedication to keeping signals high, and noise low, around our brand and our work.

Oh, and the typefaces are new. Hawk-eyed readers will recognize the display and text fonts, both Lyon, as the same ones we use in print."
theatlantic  digital  2015  publications  magazines  news  jounalism  webdev  design  presentation  flexibility  typography  fonts  urgency  impact  reading  howweread  blogs  jjgould  webdesign 
april 2015 by robertogreco
jeweled platypus · text · A student newspaper story
"While looking for these old newspaper files, I also found notes from when I called up the school district’s legal office and asked for verification of my right to produce and distribute the newspaper without permission, and asked about whether various school policies fit the district rules (turned out not entirely). I actually found a district administrator who was willing to give at least minimal answers to my questions, as just a random student at one of their zillions of high schools, which surprised me a lot. I didn’t find the nerve to write down all of what they said in the newspaper though. The principal was already upset with me for distributing the newspaper on campus without her permission, and I don’t know what she would have done if she’d found out that I’d called up the district and asked about the legality of her uniform policy.

She was controlling in general, so much that even a lot of teachers weren’t fans of her. One morning after I’d distributed a freshly xeroxed set of newspapers, she decided to go on the intercom and tell the whole school (K-12) that she wasn’t going to let a 17-year-old run her school, in a several-minutes-long speech that didn’t name me but was very clear about how unhappy she was with me and how disrespectful I was. In the few days after that speech, a few teachers quietly found me and told me that they supported the newspaper and thought we were doing good work. I found out that some writing, some friends, and some xeroxing could produce something that made a person with a lot of power over me scared of me."
2015  brittagustafson  journalism  schools  power  research  writing  publications  newspapers  schoolnewspapers  underground 
march 2015 by robertogreco
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)
"LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is a non-profit art organization founded in 2009 as a public art initiative committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects in Los Angeles and beyond. LAND believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience innovative contemporary art in their day-to-day lives. In turn, artists deserve the opportunity to realize projects, otherwise unsupported, at unique sites in the public realm.

LAND supports dynamic and unconventional artistic practices using a tripartite approach:

• Commissioning public projects of site- and situation-specific works with national and international contemporary artists

• Collaborating with a variety of institutions and organizations, such as universities, museums, and theaters as well as other types of spaces, industries, and entities

• Offering additional programs such as performances, workshops, residencies, discussions, and publications

LAND’s innovative exhibitions and programming structure features three main types, or scales, of programming:

1. Large-scale, multi-site, multi-artist exhibitions (group thematic shows that exist over time and space)

2. Monographic exhibitions or discrete group exhibitions

3. One-night ephemeral performances and durational events"
losangeles  art  publicart  performance  ephemeral  openstudioproject  residencies  performances  publications  ephemerality 
may 2014 by robertogreco
Journal of Radical Shimming
"The Journal of Radical Shimming is...
an on-going, intermittanly published platform of R76. It serves as a continuing space of consideration for the groups projects, as well as an area to consider areas of concern and excitement that might go on to serve as platforms for actions in the making. Visit the JRS here."
zines  art  publications  red76  journalofradicalshimmering 
july 2012 by robertogreco
The impact of digital technology - Becta
"A review of the evidence of the impact of digital technologies, on formal education. Includes sections on what the evidence says, and challenges for the future."
learning  technology  trends  research  elearning  digital  publications  becta  edtech 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Tuttle SVC: Oh Lord I Need to See This [on The Modern School Magazine]
"Growing out of the News Letter was one of the so-called "little magazines" which proliferated during the early decades of the century, mounting an attack upon the "genteel tradition" in the arts. Lovingly edited and printed, it became one of the most beautiful cultural journals ever published in America, rich alike in content and design. Luanched in 1912, it continued until 1922, surveying a whole range of literary, artistic, and educational ferment of the period. According to Manual Komroff, it "cut new furrows in a parched land." (...)
schools  schooldesign  curriculum  arts  learning  education  radical  change  creativity  art  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject  tcsnmy  history  philosophy  teaching  magazines  publications  culture 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Secular Homeschooling Magazine
"Secular Homeschooling is a non-religious quarterly magazine that reflects the diversity of the homeschooling community. Its readers and writers are committed to the idea that religious belief is a personal matter rather than a prerequisite of homeschooling. This magazine is for any homeschooler, religious or not, who is interested in good solid writing about homeschooling and homeschoolers."
education  homeschool  secularism  unschooling  glvo  magazines  publications 
december 2008 by robertogreco
UnBoxed: A Journal of Adult Learning in Schools
"UnBoxed is a journal of reflections on purpose, practice and policy in education, published twice yearly by the High Tech High Graduate School of Education."
hightechhigh  sandiego  education  journals  publications  learning  schools  schooling  teaching  policy  progressive  administration  theory  practice 
august 2008 by robertogreco
cityofsound: Monocle: design notes
"reflect on some of the design and strategy choices I made with and share them here...early sketches, outlines of strategic thinking & some insights into decision-making, tool choices and design practice."
danhill  monocle  audio  branding  design  magazines  web  online  webdesign  journalism  media  publications  process  graphics  webdev  video  culture 
april 2008 by robertogreco
useful + agreeable
"useful + agreeable is a smart luxury, travel and design broadband tv station and publication."
architecture  design  travel  tv  publications  culture  art  magazines 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect Archives
"A lot of rich qualitative user research loses its soul by the time it's been squeezed into conference and journal submission formats and in addition, work involving concept generation tends to remain confidential. So what you see here scratches the surfa
slides  janchipchase  anthropology  ethnography  nokia  phones  mobility  mobile  research  interaction  presentations  publications  technology  sociology  social  design  futurism  future  experience  ux  users  innovation  images 
september 2007 by robertogreco
The Center for Land Use Interpretation
"The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research organization involved in exploring, examining, and understanding land and landscape issues. The Center employs a variety of methods to pursue its mission - engaging in research, classification, extrapo
activism  agriculture  development  architecture  art  california  losangeles  local  land  cities  collaboration  collaborative  collective  community  design  culture  education  landscape  transportation  travel  urban  urbanism  projects  public  publications  museums  programs  planning  sustainability  space  resources  research  organizations  installation  mapping  maps  geography  environment 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Youth Media Reporter: Student Media Makeover
"At schools nationwide, multimedia projects are coming on strong as the student newspaper is fading out. What's the trade-off?"
education  learning  schools  media  multimedia  creativity  journalism  teens  children  publications 
may 2006 by robertogreco

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