Media literacy as a social justice necessity and component of civic engagement!
Hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (comedian) take a deep dive with media literacy expert D.C. Vito. We chat about his work at The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project), how media literacy is essential for democracy, and how fake news is leading to family friction.
D.C. Vito co-founded The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) in 2007. Since that time, The LAMP has brought media literacy training to over 10,000 youth, parents and educators, transporting equipment and facilitators directly to communities in need of its services. Mr. Vito worked as a community organizer for many years prior to The LAMP, having served in the Peace Corps in Mali, managing campaigns for City Council, State Senate and Presidential candidates.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Educators (NAMLE). He was a keynote speaker at the first Wikipedia USA conference in 2014, co-taught “Media Literacy and Activism” at Queens College in 2015, and has spoken at a number of other conferences and events. Mr. Vito currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, German Shepherd puppy and lap-loving cat.
Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in tech with the help of experts. Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a guest to take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice. Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com
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