Episode Five - Political Change Makers

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Show Notes 

Hosted by Conal Pierse and Katie Atkinson.

Produced by Conal Pierse, Andrea Damiano, Shannon Kelley, Katie Atkinson and Alana Power

Total running time: 20:02


Introduction to the Politics Episode of Maker Culture (0-2:48) Duration: 2:48

One woman’s ordeal with biking in Toronto prompted her to step up and seek better bike legislation.

Clips from:

•    Margaret Hasting-James, Member of the Toronto Cyclists’ Union and the Toronto Cycling Committee.


•    Familiar Taste of Blood by Rachel Kann http://www.myspace.com/rachelkann

•    Freedoms Paradise by Keenan Baxter http://www.myspace.com/keenanclassicaljazz


Local Activism: It’s happening right in your backyard (2:49- 6:32) Duration 3:43

Citizens in London, Ont. are coming together to discuss local issues of importance.

Clips from:

•    Heather Graham, founding member of the London Activist Assembly

•    Alex Balch, London, Ont. activist. Member of Common Cause London

•    Anthony Verberckmoes, London, Ont. activist. Member of Common Cause London


•    point break by  42 shades of gray http://mfassett.com/

•    Waltz of the Proletariat by Al Phlipp and The Woo Team http://www.kevinwillis.net/wooteam/albums.php

•    Rain Maker by Dynamic Interplay http://www.dynamicinterplay.com/Dynamic_Interplay/Welcome.html


ChangeCamp: Reconsidering government in the age of participation. (6:33-9:26) Duration 2:54

A look at ChangeCamp in Alberta and how Bill C44 fuelled the movement.

Clips from:

•    Michael Janz, marketing director of Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

•    Dave Cournoyer, political blogger.


•    Woman...desert woman by after son ? http://www.myspace.com/bandafterson

•    planning for the routine by leaving richmond http://www.myspace.com/leavingrichmond


The Centre for Social Innovation and the Open Data Movement: How an open space concept contributes to political movements (9:27-12:35) Duration 3:08

The importance of sharing and collaboration for political change.

Clips from:

•    Mark Kuznicki, organizer of OpenData Toronto, and ChangeCamp

•    Judy Rebick, author, activist, public speaker and educator


•    Testify by 2012 http://www.2012band.com/

•    peter and jane  by 22 http://www.myspace.com/point22


Bolivia: A People Come Together (12:36-15:41) Duration 3:05

An international example of citizens feeding their appetite for change.

Clips from:

•    Raul Burbano, member of Toronto Bolivia Solidarity

•    Judy Rebick, author, activist, public speaker and educator

•    Jose Antonia Lucero assisant professor of International Studies at the University of Washington


•    Live Music from BOLIVIA: Indingenous Peoples Take the Lead, November 13, 2009

•    El Viento by Justin Gordon http://www.myspace.com/justingordonmusic

•    Ceremony by Ed Drury http://www.rdrop.com/~mulara/

Extro: (15:42-20:02) Duration 4:20


•    20/20 by (De La Vega) Ivy League http://www.myspace.com/ivyleague


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