What is the goal of Deep Dish TV? Well, the goal and objective of this group is to provide raw real information and footage(Video) of what would not be shown on regular TV. It provides means of communication to the public about current topics. As stated on their website, “With humor, passion, creative flair and very low budgets, Deep Dish TV artists and producers have developed provocative video series exploring issues that profoundly impact our lives.” The network gathers videos made by everyday people who produce the materials with the intent to educate about unconventional and taboo topics.

Who are the members of this group? Deep Dish TV is open to all producers or people who want to get involved. They encourage people to produce educational footage and air it on public access television as avenue to express topic that are rarely spoken about. Deep dish airs individual’s materials.

How is the group organized to make decisions? By looking at how the variety of material spans on The Deep Dish Tv website, it seems that there are many people making choices on what is aired.

What type of activism does this group do? Visual Activism exposing unconventional topics using visual media.

Would you join? We are torn as to whether we would join this group. While the topics seem interesting and unique, some topics may seem bias and inappropriate. But Devin believes inappropriate is good.

Devin personally liked this video.

I personally love the idea of gorilla art activism, it happens to be one of the most facinating aspects of political activism in my opinion. I find that vandilism at its best should always with a message and it should be eye catchy.. For when that is done, all kinds of people, from neighborhood people and politicians like and appreciate it.

http://current.com/entertainment/comedy/89085250_the-hip-hop-files.htm
just a video i found to be really awesome. It also ties to what we are discussing.

For the project that Amaru and I are working on, we will be interviewing and taking photographs of people who have tattoos. We will be asking for the consent of the people involved and they will be properly informed of our project and the purpose. We will come up with a consent form and make sure that those involved are comfortable.

As for looking into historical tattooing, we will be looking into flicker photos, anthopological photography and archives of photos taken of other cultures who have tattooing as a traditional experience. All the photography we will be looking to use will be properly cited and credited.


Zapatista photo taken by photographer Shawn Mortensen.

For my project I’m working with Amaru, and we’re going to be looking at tattoos. Our focus will be the significance they have to different people and different cultures and how having them has had an impact on people getting jobs, making friends, etc. We’d like to look into the history of tattoos like their origins and adaptation (and maybe ultimate acceptance) in our own culture.

Our method will probably involve us researching the history of tattoos and then interviewing tattoo artists and/or aficionados. We could also discuss pictures we take of people’s tattoos and ask about their significance and make even throw in some uncommon knowledge about them that most people don’t know. Cultural Appropriation is also something we may look into.

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