Kara Pecknold10 months ago
For me, this is the key takeaway: "Our platform aims to 1) shift the way communities are portrayed and media is produced, 2) advocate for communities to be brought into the conversation about how they are represented, and 3) celebrates innovative, effective narrative and image."
Shift. Advocate. Celebrate.
To me, this is an exciting opportunity to learn. In age that suggests we might already know everything there is to know, this article suggests that we still have an opportunity to exercise a posture of humility and reflection in the face of the temptations of quick and repeatable. Because we don't know what we don't know, it can be easy to jump to conclusions using the last known thing. This can be (and has been) a problem throughout history. But when we do know something and have some form of responsibility for it (or him or her), much is required of us to handle it with care, respect and wisdom.
Media (and the digital realm in general) becomes a space where this platform is asking how we might respond more appropriately and with more care when we are asked to be the creators or producers of such media with the knowledge of how this media could impact others.
For me, this type of discussion is a good reminder that there is power in reflection before any action (shift/advocate) is taken.
Thanks for writing it, Lina!