On Wednesday, June 11, HI’s Senior Creative Technologist, Clint Beharry, spoke at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in Sheffield, England. In its 21st year, the Sheffield Doc/Fest is one of the top three documentary festivals and markets in the world. In his talk, “How is data used to understand different types of impact?,” Beharry presented HI’s StoryPilot, and how it measures the impact of documentary films. Click here to read more about the Sheffield Doc/Fest.
On Thursday, May 8, HI’s Senior Creative Technologist, Clint Beharry, spoke at the WebDox and Docville Film Festival in Leuven, Belgium. In his keynote address, “Big data & how to assess impact,” Beharry spoke about impact, the use of data and data visualizations in impact assessment, and HI’s impact-measurement app, ImpactSpace. Click here to read more about WebDox and Docville.
On April 17-18, HI’s Deputy Director, Debika Shome, and Senior Creative Technologist, Clint Beharry, participated and presented at the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Dissection: D event. As the fourth installment of the Dissection Series, topics included community impact, impact and innovation, and the future of impact and its measurement. Beharry demonstrated HI’s impact measurement tool, ImpactSpace, and presented our case studies on the the Walking Dead, and the film Gasland. Click here to read more about the conference’s events.
On April 14-15, HI participated in Dissection: C, the third installment of the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Dissection series, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York. Founder and Executive Director, John S. Johnson, Deputy Director, Debika Shome, Senior Creative Technologist, Clint Beharry, and Data Scientist Burton DeWilde attended the conference, which addressed the challenges of impact analysis, including the need for definitions and taxonomy around impact measurement and new measurement techniques. Beharry presented HI’s ImpactSpace.
From March 25-28, HI participated in the Britdoc Foundation’s Impact Distribution Lab, held in New York. Topics at the four-day summit included the international and local aspects of the distribution and impact of media, and impact evaluation. HI’s Senior Creative Technologist, Clint Beharry, discussed the value of impact evaluation and presented ImpactSpace.
On March 4, HI’s Deputy Director, Debika Shome, presented at the Center for Social Innovation’s Social Impact Media 101: How Films Inspire Social Change event. Held in honor of International Women’s Day, the event focused on female filmmakers. Shome spoke about ImpactSpace and how it can be used to measure the impact of documentary film on social issues such as women’s rights. Read more about the speakers and the event here.
On January 30-31, HI participated in the Center for Investigative Reporting’s (CIR) Dissection: B, the second installment of their Dissection series, in Macon, Georgia. Senior Creative Technologist Clint Beharry gave an in-depth look at HI’s pioneering impact measurement application, ImpactSpace, including the wide variety of metrics and visualizations the application will use to track and map the impact of media.
On January 19, HI’s Deputy Director Debika Shome participated in the panel discussion ‘Beyond Butts In Seats and Tweets, How Do We Know Films Are Making a Difference?’ at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Part of Sundance’s New Frontier initiative, the panel discussion also included Richard Perez (Director, Cesar’s LastFast), Todd Cunningham (Director, Media Impact Project), Emily Verellen (Director of Programs and Communications, The Fledgling Fund) and Sasha Costanza-Chock (Assistant Professor of Civic Media, MIT), and was moderated by Wendy Levy (Director, New Arts Axis). Panelists addressed the topic of impact measurement, and Shome discussed the evolution of HI’s work in impact measurement from case studies to the creation of ImpactSpace, and the need for more comprehensive impact analyses tailored to individual pieces of media. Read more about the event on our blog, The Ripple Effect.