Freewaves

Out the Window
Los Angeles, CA (2011)
 

 

Freewaves creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues. Freewaves promotes innovative and people-centered cultural engagement through project-specific platforms – multiple, scalable, online, at established and nontraditional venues.

In 2011 I worked as project coordinator and researcher for Out The Window, a public media arts project showcasing art videos on Los Angeles city buses. In this role I was the lead ethnographic and policy researcher for an impact-analysis. My duties included conducting city-wide surveys, ethnographic research, and analysis to evaluate the impact of the project on commuters. I also coordinated public outreach, grant seeking and writing, review and selection of submitted videos, and managing of the online publicity campaign. I co-authored a successful grant application that funded the second phase of the project.

I am shown in the photo above, right hand side, interviewing a rider on her impressions of the video art she has seen on her daily commute.