DIY Days - Reclaiming DIY: it’s not JUST a business model

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My slides from DIY Days in NYC March, 2011. I have very minimal notes in these, but I think you can get the gist of the speech. The video will be online at my blog before too long.

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DIY Days - Reclaiming DIY: it’s not JUST a business model

  1. 1. RECLAIMING DIY Brian Newmanspringboardmedia.blogspot.com bnewman001@gmail.com @bnewman01
  2. 2. Financial Meltdown Lobbyist Influence TunisiaGlobal Depression NEA/CPB Cuts EgyptIncome Inequality Global Plutocarcy BahrainGovernment Climate Change LibyaShutdownsHealthcare Backlash Peak Oil BerlusconiWikileaks Backlash Vanishing Bees Tea PartyLoss of Privacy Afghanistan Sarah PalinPatriot Act...still Iraq Union BustingNet Neutrality Guantanamo Glenn Beck And on and on...
  3. 3. SHIT STORM
  4. 4. ART WORLD Response
  5. 5. HMMMTime Was...
  6. 6. ART, ESPECIALLY FILM,WAS CRUCIAL TO THE CONVERSATION
  7. 7. DIYWas...
  8. 8. DIYBecame Associated With...
  9. 9. DIY(somewhat) More Recently:
  10. 10. Sarah Jacobson 1971 – 2004
  11. 11. Note: In my live presentation, this is where I stopped and explained to everyone that this slide-set really needs more diversity, especially in regards to women. I searched the web for many more images of DIY women pioneers, for this section and the earlier one (where I show Barbara Kopple) and had a very hard time finding them –not that they didn’t exist, but it is hard to find images of many of these pioneering artists online (especially of the right sizeand image quality). This acknowledgement doesn’t change theslight, but does hopefully make it clear that I am aware of the need for a new version of this in the future that takes intoaccount people like Susan Robeson, filmmakers who worked with Third World and California Newsreel and more. I welcome suggestions in the comments section.
  12. 12. DIY• Self funded, powered + • Directly connected to fans• Communal Power / • Empowered Collectivism • Self-distributed• Actively Engaged • Honest•A political statement • Breaks confines• Anti-consumerist • Doesn’t accept status quo• Everyday Living • Not selling out (not a complete definition/list)
  13. 13. DIYand Transmedia
  14. 14. DIY + TRANSMEDIA• Participatory• Reclaim Story - not just commerce• Actively Engaged• Directly connected to audience/fans• Actually have impact• Breaking down barriers/norms
  15. 15. DIYand Social Issue Documentaries
  16. 16. SOCIAL ISSUE DOCS SUCCESS• Organized• Support Structure• Developed Funding Mechanisms• Outreach and Audience Engagement Central• Having an impact• Not just about money• Sense of community - Not alone anymore
  17. 17. WHYAre Social Issues Just for Docs?
  18. 18. Didn’t Used to be...Don’t have to be...Maybe shouldn’t be.
  19. 19. WHY CAN’T WE BREAK THECONFINES, AND DO SOCIAL CHANGE WITHOUT BEING CONFINED TO (OH SO SERIOUS) DOC STRUCTURES?
  20. 20. BOTH ART & REVOLUTION HELP PEOPLE SEE THAT THE FUTURE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE AS THE PRESENT APPEARS Ted Hope via Twitter last week: @tedhope
  21. 21. We need artistsWe need storytellersWe need other stories
  22. 22. OVERT
  23. 23. OVERT
  24. 24. EAT YOURVEGETABLES
  25. 25. EAT YOURVEGETABLES
  26. 26. FUN
  27. 27. NOT JUST...$
  28. 28. NOT SWAYED?
  29. 29. ONE ISSUE
  30. 30. NET NEUTRALITY
  31. 31. NET NEUTRALITY SaveTheInternet.com FreePress.Net PublicKnowledge.orgDo something creative about it.
  32. 32. Regroup FightGive us a Better Story
  33. 33. RECLAIMING DIY Brian Newmanspringboardmedia.blogspot.com bnewman001@gmail.com @bnewman01

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