I’m excited to check out Brooklyn the Borough & Misfit Media’s Nicole Brydson talk during SXSWi this Saturday at 12:30 PM about localized media and our collective power. Click on the photo for more details. #MediaMaker

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The sum of honest subjective expression among individuals creates the most objective picture to understand the objective truth about a community. This user-generated picture best informs us and answers the question, how shall we live?

The action of sharing informed subjectivity based on experiential knowledge – distinct from bias subjectivity or lack of knowledge – has the power to transform. The universality in our specific experiences of community, art and commerce create a lattice between user and community, artist and audience, which is able to propel deep dialogue forward.

This is best achieved through open source digital connection and the establishment of free culture without surveillance, which ingrains trust and transparency at its core, treating users equally on a horizontal platform.