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TummelVision 83: Deanna Zandt, Dorian Taylor, and ContactCon


Episode Notes

Fresh from #ContactCon in New York, the gang connects with Deanna Zandt (@randomdeanna) and Dorian Taylor (@doriantaylor) to talk about privilege, taxonomies, social media alchemy, and the economics of cultural production.

Notes and Links:

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TummelVision 82: Tummlers of Occupy Wall Street


Episode Notes

A just-in-the-family episode featuring a deep discussion of the Occupy Wall Street movement with Heather Gold, Kevin Marks, and Deb Schultz.

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Andy Carvin on TummelVision

TummelVision 62: Andy Carvin of on twitter journalism, tummelling the world, and truth-seeking through vulnerability


Episode Notes

Andy Carvin (@acarvin) is digital strategist for National Public Radio. He has helped NPR create their pioneering online presence, coordinated multiple crisis camps, and he’s organized the PublicMediaCamp unconference. In recent months, Andy has engaged in a globalized twitter-enabled form of tummelled journalism as he has curated, fact-checked, and shared news from the Arab democratic revolutions (and other international stories).

Heather Gold writes that Andy Carvin may be the most “successful” tummler on the web:

We’ve wanted to have Andy on for some time. I got to know him a while back and noticed how involved he was in the tech community , how open and vulnerable he was on twitter about his own life and things he’s personally coped with and how much he seemed to commit to crisis camps, in which web and IT folks get together and hack on problems to help an ongoing humanitarian crisis, such as the recent earthquake in Japan.

Andy’s commitment and knowledge about the web, community and human rights all converged into a really critical moment for the web on twitter at the end of 2010 as revolution began bubbling in Tunisia. Andy tummeled the hell out of what was going on there on the ground. He then became a key point on the web and for western journalism (possibly beyond the west too, but in the spirit of Andy’s work, we could not verify this so we’re not asserting it). Andy connected first person sources, organizers, social media participants, journalists and many regular folks around the world who just became all of these things as the world was astonished by the organizing and democratic movements that swept through Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Syria.

In doing so, Andy showed by example, how to create community, connect people, verify and ask for verification about news. And rather than just being a digital strategist and community advisor at NPR, he now seems to be a journalist and a story as the web, revolution and tummelling shift what all those things mean.

Enjoy our conversation with Andy!

News and Notes

At 18:08 in this episode, we starting diving deep into Andy Carvin’s work. Here are some links and stories related to his global tummelling:

While you listen, you can follow the smart comments from our lively chat room by replaying the CoveritLive discussion.

If you’re interested in hearing more conversation with Andy, check out the supplemental discussion in episode “62.5.”

TummelVision 62.5: More conversation with Andy Carvin of NPR


Episode Notes

After the recording of our “official” episode 62 discussion with NPR’s Andy Carvin, we continued for another 45 minutes of in-depth conversation about his work, deeper themes of connectedness, and some insights on the tools and mobile phone Andy uses in his work.

Micah Sifry on WikiLeaks

TummelVision 57: Micah L. Sifry on SxSW, WikiLeaks, national security, and the global transparency movement


Episode Notes

Still a little hoarse from SxSW, Heather Gold, Kevin Marks, and Deb Schultz report on their experiences and are joined by guest Micah L. Sifry, co-founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, which covers the ways technology is changing politics, and editor of its blog techPresident. He is the author or editor of six books, most recently WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency.

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