Detroit Future Media

Detroit Future Media Detroit Future Media (DFM) is an incubator of media-based community organizing practices in Detroit. DFM is a project based 20-week training program through which students build skills and relationships that prepare them to use media and technology for community-transformation.

In the program, participants learn digital media skills in video, audio, graphic design, web design, and IT networking, and then learn how to apply these skills in one of four concentrations: Education, Entrepreneurship, or Digital Stewards and Transformative Art Practices.

Mission: Detroit Future Media (DFM) sees grassroots media creation and community cultural production as central to the process of building vibrant movements for social change and self-determination. We believe that media education and collaborative entrepreneurial work are a key way to improve economic conditions in Detroit. The collaborative practice experienced in Detroit Future Media is designed to inspire and support creative participatory decision-making and problem solving in Detroit. Detroit Future Media’s network of artists, activists, technologists, and small businesses are developing infrastructure and tools to construct just and creative forms of education, community, and economic development in Detroit.

Operating as usual

DFM is continuing on as Co.Open. Please follow us at our new FB page to hear about future meet-ups, workshops and appren...
11/10/2014
Co.Open

DFM is continuing on as Co.Open. Please follow us at our new FB page to hear about future meet-ups, workshops and apprenticeships.

https://www.facebook.com/coopenco

Co.Open looks to create a sustainable model of community led education, by providing support in curriculum design, marketing, technology and space for workshops.

Check out our latest apprenticeship project with  http://www.yogabydesignfoundation.org/ created by DFM alumni Terry Sta...
08/08/2013
Yoga By Design Foundation - Yoga By Design Foundation

Check out our latest apprenticeship project with http://www.yogabydesignfoundation.org/ created by DFM alumni Terry Stanfield.

The Yoga by Design Foundation funds programs for under-served populations. Created in 2011, the first of its kind in the nation, to raise money for the purpose of providing yoga to a variety of recipients – including, but not limited to persons with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, p...

07/09/2013
http://storify.com/OTI/oti-at-allied-media-conference-2013

For the 15th annual Allied Media Conference, the Open Technology Institute (OTI) at New America Foundation brought eleven staff and fourteen Digital Stewards from Detroit and Brooklyn, and collaborated with ten people from other organizations on sessions.

06/11/2013

Congrats to DFM class of 2013! Thank you for another wonderful year of DFM.

06/04/2013

Application to host a DFM apprentice has closed. Thank you to all those have applied! We will be in touch with you this week to see if we have a match.

check out this report by OTI on the wireless mesh networks being built through our Digital Stewards program in Detroit.
05/30/2013
Building Community Controlled Digital Infrastructure in Detroit | NewAmerica.net

check out this report by OTI on the wireless mesh networks being built through our Digital Stewards program in Detroit.

Community members launched two new wireless networks at the end of April in Detroit neighborhoods, with a third one still in the works. Built on the Commotion mesh wireless platform, these networks function as local communications infrastructure: they act as an intranet for community interactions, a...

New Graphic done by Triana Kazaleh Sirdenis
04/19/2013

New Graphic done by Triana Kazaleh Sirdenis

DFM is proud to be one of the Global Finalists for the prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership!
04/16/2013
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DFM is proud to be one of the Global Finalists for the prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership!

Audio is about self-expression and intentional listening, shaping how we see and understand the world, our place in it, ...
02/26/2013
Audio Recording & Podcasting (4-week workshop)

Audio is about self-expression and intentional listening, shaping how we see and understand the world, our place in it, and how we understand each other. Our voices and the sounds of our environment make up the music of our natural lives. This course is built on the belief we should be documenting, shaping, and sharing music as much and as widely as possible, deepening our practice and process so we can be more effective agents of change in our communities and our world.

In the podcasting workshop, students will learn the basics of audio recording and capturing sound, develop organizational and interview skills, and explore strategies for distribution of recordings/podcasts through the production of audio projects.

https://store.alliedmedia.org/dfm-audio

Digital Photography is a powerful tool for citizen journalists to share their stories, creations, and life experiences. ...
02/26/2013
Digital Photography (4-week workshop)

Digital Photography is a powerful tool for citizen journalists to share their stories, creations, and life experiences. As citizen journalist we capture the moments around us understanding that stories are powerful and by sharing them we make ourselves and our communities stronger.

By the end of this workshop students will explore the power of photography and be able to use it in their media making practices. They will gain a basic understanding of the historical context of photography, the ethics behind documenting diverse communities, and storytelling: how photographs can be used to both reveal and hide the truth.

We will discuss how different cameras work, storage and organization of images. We will also explore different venues for sharing work, and ways to use photography to generate an income. We will practice complex and on the go lighting techniques, different genres of photography, as well as, learn how to edit photos using advanced editing software.

This class is intended for all skill levels and should hopefully help students establish their media making voices.

Childcare is free and provided upon request.



DEADLINE TO REGISTER - March 1st, 2013



https://store.alliedmedia.org/dfm-photography

Prep work for the upcoming Saturday session!!
02/18/2013

Prep work for the upcoming Saturday session!!

DFM3 - Orientation
01/17/2013

DFM3 - Orientation

DFM class of 2013!
01/17/2013

DFM class of 2013!

12/10/2012

DFM3 applications are now officially closed. Thank you to everyone that applied!

Hello AMC2012 conference go-ers, Detroit, and Detroit Futurist. Be sure to come out for the AMC opening reception hosted...
06/28/2012
TONIGHT: AMC2012 Opening Reception hosted by Detroit Future

Hello AMC2012 conference go-ers, Detroit, and Detroit Futurist. Be sure to come out for the AMC opening reception hosted by Detroit Future. http://alliedmedia.org/news/2012/06/28/tonight-amc2012-opening-reception-hosted-detroit-future

Join us for an opening reception for the Allied Media Conference on Thursday, June 28, from 7pm - 11pm at The Furniture Factory, 4126 Third Street. This event is all ages and free. There will not be a

AMC2012 preview: 20 sessions
06/06/2012
AMC2012 preview: 20 sessions

AMC2012 preview: 20 sessions

The AMC2012 schedule is 99.9% complete and we are building a new online session browser to present the sweeping range of content of this year's conference. We can't show it to you yet, but it is comin

Detroit Future Media's cover photo
03/05/2012

Detroit Future Media's cover photo

Address

Allied Media Projects, 4126 3rd St
Detroit, MI
48201

General information

We are now in the midst of the 3rd round of the DFM training program and over 150 students have gone through the program from neighborhoods representing a multitude of neighborhoods and communities in Detroit. In full, DFM houses 3 program coordinators, over 20 instructors, 150 participants and alumni, and over 50 organizations and small businesses, all of which are a part of and have helped to build Detroit Future Media. Detroit Future Media is a local program of Allied Media Projects

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