The Digital Action Committee is a liquid collective of creatives and concerned citizens, focused on realistic solutions and the tools that help create them. It was born out of the outrage and heartbreak caused by savage slaying of citizens by police. The initial intent was to figure out a way to "encourage" corporate platforms to assist the oppressed in those times, instead of just capitalizing off the traffic such incidents created for them. This impetus is still essentially at the heart of the DAC (see Digital Action Network), but it has evolved considerably since its early days in the Summer of 2016.
Although they have their place, we are not content with the pace of traditional protests, marches or petitions. Nor are we fond of "slactivism" and other forms of popular digital outrage, which are usually reactive, and ultimately pad the pockets of corporate platforms. We are interested in exploring new modes of effective, proactive, preemptive dismantling of oppressive structures and regimes through responsible use of creativity, communication and technology.
These new modes require updated philosophies and ways of thinking about our power, so initial our creative output touches on sparking innovative ways of thinking. We will strive for "out of the box" but productive campaigns to get results in times of need. Topics we explore are implications of digital divestment, creative capital, "attention economy", and surveillance capitalism, just to name a few.
We are looking to connect with like minds and resources. If this resonates, please reach out.
This is an experiment.
current projects & campaigns
Things we are working on
BASIC GUIDE TO TRUTH
A cornerstone of the new activism will be understanding how to decipher the massive amounts of information being thrown at you, and learning how to view your engagement online as a precious asset. This is where it begins. Download it here.
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Automated Chatbots are already being used to create and drive globally impactful narrative. This campaign will serve to lessen the grip this technology has over human affairs.
The Radical arts initiative
A platform initiated by Mtume Gant for the development, display and distribution of radical art theory and practice relevant for the present age.