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Participatory Art Projects: Outreach and Social Media Support


Term:

IAP and Spring

Department:

MAS: Media Arts and Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

Ekene Ijeoma

Faculty email:

ekene@media.mit.edu

Apply by:

1/15/2021

Contact:

Please email Nina (nlutz@mit.edu), the grad student, directly if you are interested

Project Description

The Poetic Justice Group is developing a series of remotely accessible participatory sound and video artworks starting with A Counting (a-counting.us), Real Talk Radio (TBA 2021) and Freedom Radio (freedom.radio). We are currently developing a sign language edition of A Counting and are seeking a UROP student to help with outreach and coordination of user tests and participation. As a UROP you will help strategize outreach for participatory art projects and get an inside look as to how art is promoted and released from a research laboratory. This will be done in sync with social media strategy on all projects. The student will be responsible for helping to communicate with a variety of organizations and identify new organizations for outreach. They will also assist with developing post content as well.

Pre-requisites

Required: Great written and oral communication skills Competence in Google Sheets and Google Docs Organized and responsive communicator Familiarity and comfort level with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok Passionate about art and community work Preferred: Graphic design experience (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc) Experience managing Instagram or Twitter accounts for projects, clubs or organizations Experience with Google Sheets and features such as pivoting tables and importing data Interest in sign language, linguistics, and participatory art.