AN OPEN LETTER TO TOM WHEELER AND THE FCC
FROM THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MEDIA ARTS AND CULTURE
As the Executive Director of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. I am lucky enough to stand with a global community of filmmakers, journalists, technologists, and human rights defenders in support of Internet freedom.
The freedoms offered by the web, by an unrestricted, neutral internet—the freedom to create, to speak one’s mind, to exchange ideas, to access vital information—these are basic human rights in grave jeopardy if the net is controlled by corporate, profit-driven interests.
On October 30, creative minds came together in New York City to explore “more clarity on what would be an optimal resource for interactive creators.” Ingrid Kopp, director of Interactive at the Tribeca Film Institute, convened creators and thinkers for a day long discussion on understanding impact through interactive media (in partnership with the MIT Open Documentary Lab and supported by the Fledgling Fund).
It has been inspiring to work collaboratively with folks in the United States and around the world on how to think about impact—especially on the how-to’s: how to devise strategies for impact, how to figure out how we’d know when we were having it, how to actually make it happen and how to measure and communicate it.