About This Show
Imagine Otherwise is a podcast about the people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds. Episodes offer in-depth interviews with creators who use culture for social justice, and explore the nitty-gritty work of imagining and creating more just worlds.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 028: Zach McDowell
Episode 028 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Zach McDowell, founder of peer-reviewed Open Access Journal communication +1. Zach is an alumn of the Rockstar Programs. He discusses his work on digital media activism as well as how he put the Rockstar Program to use in building his interdisciplinary academic career. Zach is a Research Fellow at the Wiki Education Foundation working on a large interdisciplinary project to evaluate student learning outcomes using Wikipedia-based assignments. He is also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute for Digital Government, as well as an instructor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for the University Without Walls and the School for Public Policy. Zach founded and edits the peer-reviewed Open Access journal communication +1. In the interview Cathy talks with Zach about the relationship between the open access movement and other social justice movements, how decreasing the “digital divide” isn’t the only thing needed for true media justice, and what it really means when people say “information wants to be free.”