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Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is a filmmaker and media educator who has recently transplanted to Oakland from Los Angeles. He believes that you are what you eat and feels everyone should have a multitude of dietary options for self-realization. Matthew is the Educational Technologist at KQED.

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The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

Civics in the Community | September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

In the past, diseases have had the ability to wipe out entire civilizations, and it’s still going on today. With the Ebola epidemic in West Africa becoming more of a menace, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Why should nations help fight against the outbreak? What are some challenges, and how can we, as an international community, overcome this? Last week, students from around the country shared their thoughts on what should be done in the fight against Ebola.

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BAYMN FEST 2014 – Oct. 17 & 18

Bay Area Youth Media Network | September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

BAYMN FEST 2014 – Oct. 17 & 18

On October 17 & 18, the Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN) in partnership with KQED will present BAYMN FEST, a FREE two-day interactive showcase of media produced by young folks ages 12-24, hosted at the San Francisco Public Library. Join us!!

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Do You Learn Better Through Making?

Do Now | May 30, 2014 | 98 Comments

Do You Learn Better Through Making?

For several years now, the practice of making things has really turned into a cultural phenomenon. Referred to as Maker Culture or the DIY Movement, self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert (aka do-it-yourself), usually involving technology and online sharing has truly exploded around us, especially in the Bay Area. Why is this happening?

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What Makes the Internet Dangerous?

Do Now | May 2, 2014 | 70 Comments

What Makes the Internet Dangerous?

Just like in school or the mall, online spaces like Facebook or Twitter can be places of great conversations with friends; however, they can also be a place of unwanted comments or requests, and relationships that aren’t clearly defined. What is it that makes the internet potentially dangerous?

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What Happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370?

Do Now | April 4, 2014 | 357 Comments

What Happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370?

About a month ago a Malaysian Airplane mysteriously disappeared. Flight 370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew vanished when passing from one radar handoff to another. Why is it important to find answers to what happened to the plane? Do you think the media’s coverage helps the search? What questions does this mystery raise?

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Submit Your Video to BAYMN FEST 2014!

Bay Area Youth Media Network | March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Submit Your Video to BAYMN FEST 2014!

The call for entries is now open for young folks to submit their videos to BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24. Sponsored by HIVE, this two-day event will be a unique opportunity for youth, educators and the general public to celebrate the work of talented young media makers.

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Is Prescription Drug Abuse a Big Concern?

Do Now: Government and Civics | March 14, 2014 | 78 Comments

Is Prescription Drug Abuse a Big Concern?

Why do you think prescription painkiller abuse is more of a problem in certain areas? What does prescription drug abuse look like where you live? What do you think could be done to address the problem?

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Pop Goes the Zeega, a New Mobile App

Arts | February 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pop Goes the Zeega, a New Mobile App

The creators of Zeega, an interactive digital storytelling platform on the web, recently launched their new mobile app, Pop! As explained on their website, Pop is about putting two things together. Capture a photo or video and combine it with anything on the web—an animated GIF, a movie clip—whatever comes to mind. To experience a Pop, press and hold down to reveal what’s underneath. Many Pops are funny—the app is perfect for the art of setup and punchline. But Pop can also be used to tell impactful stories.

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