ABC No Rio's InterActivist Network provided training in new media technologies, and through this trainig developed content for the InterActivist website.
INTERACTIVIST NETWORK TRAININGS NOW ON HIATUS.
The proliferation of web-based media has resulted in a need to provide artists and community and media activists with new skills and knowledge. The InterActivist Network is a training program that seeks to provide education in new digital technologies through the development of a web-site addressing local issues that have national or international implications.
Use of the internet by artists and activists has exploded, yet for many the technology remains mystifying. This program's training regimen includes overview presentations, workshops, and hands-on experience through developing and producing content for the InterActivist site. The year 2002 program runs from mid-April through November. The following subjects are covered: HTML and Web-Site Design; Shooting Video; Digital Video Editing; Digital Video Formats and Video Compression; Digital Audio; Server Set-Up and Maintenance; and Relational Databases and Media Management.
Participants are expected to have grounding and expertise in at least one of the following areas: video production and/or post-production; web-site design or associated graphic design applications; network and client/server technologies; or ENG or print journalism. A high degree of skills-sharing occurs among the participants in this project, complementing the training provided by experts in the relevant technologies.
The InterActivist INFO EXCHANGE is a user-moderated discussion board addressing social, political and cultural issues. The INFO EXCHANGE is a collaborative project between ABC No Rio's InterActivist Network, and Autonomedia.