Request for proposals: Website redesign

HI is seeking a design and development team to help us build a new website that reflects our organizational growth and aspirations. Download the RFP here. Questions and proposals can be emailed to Lauren Hanson at lauren@harmony-institute.org.

How is data used to understand different types of impact?

sheffield smallOn 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.

WebDox & Docville Film Festival 2014

webdoxOn 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.

Spring Newsletter

ImpactSpace’s film and issue database expands; Lyka’s Adventure launches in May; HI’s work on journalism taxonomy continues; Guest author Rafa Kern discusses gaming in a two-part series on HI’s blog, the Ripple Effect; Meet the newest members of HI’ staff, and apply for one of two open positions on the team. Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

HI presents at Dissection: D in Washington, D.C.

cir logoOn 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.

HI presents at Dissection: C in New York City

cir logoOn 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.

HI speaks at Britdoc Impact Distribution Lab

Britdoc logo copyFrom 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.

Social Impact Media 101: How Films Inspire Social Change

CSI LogoOn 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.

HI presents at Dissection: B in Macon, Georgia

cir logoOn 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.

January Newsletter

HI releases the Alpha version of ImpactSpace; Debika Shome speaks at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah; John Johnson, Debika Shome and Burton DeWilde attend Media Impact Focus; Debika Shome, Joanna Raczkiewicz and Clint Beharry present ImpactSpace at the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Dissection: Impact conference. View the newsletter in your browser.