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Help Anonymous(ly) Spread Critical Thinking

Posted by Gus at 12:47 pm, March 8, 2012 | Kickstarter

So, this happened:

During our last Kickstarter campaign, we offered funders the opportunity to sponsor a media literacy workshop at a school, community organization, scout troop, or other place which could use one. One backer generously stepped forward at this Participating Sponsor level.

In a note to me, he let me know that he didn’t want his name listed on the page. Can you list me under some other name? Maybe a funny one? he asked. Or wait — maybe as “Lulzsec” or “Mr. Assange from the Wikileaks Foundation.” Or just… Anonymous.

I thought this was absolutely brilliant. So The Media Show is going to run the first ever media literacy workshops for Anonymous. We’re currently working out the details with a Girl Scout troop in the Bronx.

Would you like to be an Anonymous donor, and help support critical thinking about the media? Just imagine a roomful of kids who’ve just had a great time playing with media and technology, remixing and digging deep into where media messages come from, calling out “Thanks, Anonymous!” as they head back out into the world better armed to think critically about ads, news, and Internet forwards. Everyone can be Anonymous — you don’t have to spend time with Sabu in IRC to play along!

Support our new Kickstarter campaign! For each additional $550 over our $1000 goal (with or without backers at the Participating Sponsor level), we will do one additional workshop for kids who are not likely to get media literacy instruction in school Help us ensure the next generation knows how to read between the lines!

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