InterActivist Network Begins New Course of Training

Anonymous Comrade writes "ABC No Rio's InterActivist Network is beginning another course of training in new media technology.

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, initiated in 1999, 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 and even international implications.

Use of the internet by artists and activists has exploded, yet for many the technology remains mystifying. The InterActivist program includes overview presentations, workshops, and hands-on experience through developing and producing content for the InterActivist site.

Eleven sessions of training and overview will address the following:

1 Session--Introduction to the Internet

2 Sessions--HTML and Web-Site Design

1 Session--Shooting Video

2 Sessions--Digital Video Editing

1 Session--Digital Video Formats/Compression

1 Session--Digital Audio

1 Session--Server Set-Up and Maintenance

1 Session--Server Side Scripting & Programming

1 Session--Relational Databases/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.

We will meet weekly at ABC No Rio for two to three hour sessions every Sunday beginning APRIL 21. Additional work sessions will occur at times throughout the week. The program will run through December 2002.

To participate in this project please provide the following information:

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