Promoting Dialogue in West Africa (Thematic stream „Cross Media Publishing“)
Abstract: Sourcefabric’s Adam Thomas presents a new project from one of Europe’s largest open source media organisations. Sourcefabric recently travelled to Dakar to work with West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR), a trans-territorial radio station set up to facilitate the exchange of development information between and among countries of West Africa. WADR is a hub for a West African network of public, private and community radio stations which uses a unique toolset of Airtime (open source radio software), Newscoop (open source CMS for journalists) and Soundcloud (online sound storage) to broadcast news. Adam takes us through the tools and workflow and shows how this cross-media workflow can be used by any community.
Adam Thomas is a producer, curator and writer, originally from the UK and now living in Berlin, who has worked on over 15 international media, art and film festivals. Previously Assistant Guest Curator for transmediale (DE) and Programme Manager for AV Festival (UK), he is now working freelance for art and media organisations including Sourcefabric, a non-profit organisation promoting open source, independent media. He is the director of Test Signals, a series of festivals exploring new forms for software and radio. His particular fields of interest are network cultures, journalism, literature, radio broadcasting, digital art and experimental music.