The first great awakening that struck me when I took office as FCC Commissioner in 2001 was the awesome power of information infrastructure to propel America’s progress in the 21st century and to enhance our civic dialogue. As broadband took root, those with eyes to see quickly came to see that there was no problem confronting our nation—lack of jobs, inadequate health care, growing energy dependence, deteriorating environment, lack of equal opportunity—that did not have a broadband component as part of its solution.
Each month, NAMAC will look back at the last few weeks for a quick overview of some of the stories we've been watching. We hope you'll find them interesting, too.
September started off with a bang as the Department of Justice moved to block the AT&T / T-Mobile merger.
USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic Wins Copyright Law Exemption on Behalf of Filmmaker
What is STEAM education? It seems that everywhere you turn these days: granting organization initiatives, political platforms, White House campaigns and for-profit and non-profit programs are all talking about the importance of STEM education. How does this movement relate to the media arts and does it reflect the current needs of students in K-12 education? What happens when you add the letter “A” to STEM?
I recently completed an independent study for the end of my graduate school career that examined current trends in media arts and media literacy education in the United States.
By Donna Choi
Just came out of Friday's opening plenary with some interesting discussion on the meaning of Commonwealth and collaborative work. The plenary, moderated by Valerie Linson of WGBH and led by discussants Kristina Newman-Scott, David Bollier, and Tamara Gould, explored varying and evolving manifestations of Commonwealth-- from the new digital commons via the Internet and Web 2.0 to the move away from purely broadcast to a multiplicity of communication outlets.