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Apps for community empowerment! #669
[ ID ] 33776103-fcf4-4563-9c4e-395273cd5797
[ Submitter's Name ] Anderson Walworth
[ Space ] demystify
[ Format ] learning-lab, hands-on
How can open source applications can support communities in organizing and preserving their own history through storytelling?In this session participants will learn how we repurposed a number of open source applications to address gentrification in Detroit through our App, Detroit Music Box.We will share how we build the app and the various strategies we used for community engagement. Finally participants will get a chance to use Music Box, interacting with a mobile kiosk, record their thoughts and stories about the first time you stepped online and how that has changed and or evolved.
We will start the session by sharing our work with wireless mesh networks, specifically going into how local applications can live on these mesh intranets. The we will share our simply constructed localized application, Detroit Music Box. This app offers a digital space for long time detroiters who are experiencing gentrification to share and archive stories about place and space. We will share how we facilitated community engagement, organizing storytelling events and mobile based storytelling abilities. Finally participants will be able to interact , share , and gather stories for a mobile Mozfest Music Box kiosk.
The demo and the discussion could really facilitate any size group as long as we can be heard and our video screen can be seen.
participants will be given tools to identify a problem or need in a community which then can be supported by organizing and utilizing open source applications.