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Thursday, June 28 • 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Ideas for the Future: Art, Media, and Race
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Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Orange County, California, author of Orange County: A Personal History, and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He is a lecturer with the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University, Fullerton. He writes “¡Ask a Mexican!” a nationally syndicated column in which he answers any and all questions about America’s... Read More →
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Adam Lerner

Adam Lerner is director and chief animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver). In 2004, he founded The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar (The Lab) to explore the changing nature of art and museums and, in 2009, The Lab merged with MCA Denver when Lerner took the helm of the museum. According to a recent article in The New York Times, Lerner’s work at MCA Denver is “reshaping what has become a stale model for a... Read More →
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Alexis Madrigal

Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor at The Atlantic. He’s the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. Madrigal co-founded Longshot Magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the... Read More →
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Amanda Michel

Amanda Michel is open editor for the Guardian US and a co-founder of SparkCamp. Recently she worked at ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom, where she was awarded a Knight-Batten Special Distinction Award for her crowdsourcing projects. New York Magazine named Michel one of the top new media innovators. Prior to ProPublica, Michel directed Huffington Post’s OffTheBus, for which she was credited by New York Magazine with... Read More →

Sarah Rich

Sarah Rich is a writer and digital-media strategist. She is the editor of Smithsonian Magazine’s Design Decoded column, former senior editor of Dwell, and co-founder of the award-winning Longshot Magazine. In 2006, Rich co-authored the best-selling book Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century. Her most recent book, Urban Farms, was published in June. She serves on the board of directors for Project H, a non profit... Read More →
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Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is the editorial product manager at NPR, where he helps craft digital and editorial strategies, working on everything from creating the ethics handbook to training member stations. Thompson has been a prominent voice in digital journalism since 2004, when he co-created the short, speculative fiction movie EPIC 2014. He is a frequent speaker, board member of the Center for Public Integrity, and adjunct faculty member of the Poynter... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2012 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Doerr-Hosier, McNulty Room