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  • “We need to understand how the media and politicians divide us all…”

    “We need to understand how the media and politicians divide us all…”

    Democracies around the globe are in peril as systematic disinformation campaigns divide well-meaning communities and wear away public trust.  Widespread protests around the world have led to state crackdowns on free expression.   Here’s how Media Burn is fighting back. We have been creating international partnerships of journalists, media makers, students, and teachers to investigate and speak out about media distortion and how it damages democracy in all countries. We started this alliance between concerned colleagues in St. Petersburg, Russia … Continue reading

  • Chicago Lost and Found: Public Housing edition

    Chicago Lost and Found: Public Housing edition

    Thursday, October 10, 6-8:30pm Jane Addams Homes, 1322 W Taylorfree! dinner provided! Join Media Burn and the National Public Housing Museum for a truly special evening of cinema under the stars. As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, NPHM has activated the last remaining building of the Jane Addams Homes by inviting South African artist Malose Malahlela, along with Jim Duignan and Jeff Kowalkowski of Chicago’s Stockyard Institute, to create the installation Listed, which considers themes of place and loss … Continue reading

  • In 1976, TVTV Tapped Into a World Obsessed With Violence

    In 1976, TVTV Tapped Into a World Obsessed With Violence

    In 1976, pioneering video collective TVTV created a mini series called Super Vision. Each of the ten episodes took a satirical poke at the cultural impact of television. “Shoot-Out!,” one of the short videos in the series, was (unfortunately) prescient. It’s about our addiction to TV, even when two armed invaders are holding you hostage in your living room. It rings true to today, 43 years later when TV news every day is inextricably bound to gun violence, with mass shootings almost … Continue reading

  • The Tattooed Lady of Riverview

    Tom Palazzolo documents “the tattooed lady of Riverview,” part of the freak show in the waning days of Chicago’s Riverview amusement park. Continue reading