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ivoh | January 17, 2018

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Drawings capture memorable moments, quotes from ivoh Mindful Media Summit

Drawings capture memorable moments, quotes from ivoh Mindful Media Summit
A window that shows the greenery outside Peace Village’s “Inspirational Hall,” where the summit was held.

 

 

 

Yesterday we drew a close to ivoh’s Mindful Media summit, which attracted 105 journalists, documentary filmmakers, gamers, photographers and others interested in how media can be a force for good.

Many of the people I talked to at this year’s summit said they came away feeling inspired. Some shared their inspiration through words, others through art.

Ann DeMarle

Ann DeMarle

ivoh board member Ann DeMarle created compelling drawings of speakers, moments and quotes that resonated with her at the summit. The drawings — which DeMarle created using an app called Paper by Fifty Three — capture the depth of the summit sessions, which centered on Restorative Narratives.

DeMarle, a painter, directs Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center, Masters of Fine Arts in Emergent Media, and MS in Emergent Media in Shanghai, China. She moderated the summit’s arts panel with fellow ivoh board member John Yearwood.

“In general I would capture the phrases and terms that resonated with me – much like taking notes – and the imagery was driven by the discussion, the people, the light, and the elements in the room at the time,” DeMarle said via email. “I was surprised how differently the color palette changed based on the sessions.”

DeMarle’s visual interpretation of David Bornstein’s Solutions Journalism talk.

DeMarle’s visual interpretation of David Bornstein’s Solutions Journalism talk.

 

 

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A portrait of New York Times Andrea Elliott, who spoke with photographer Ruth Fremson about their “Invisible Child” series on child homelessness. Dasani, the young girl who is the focus of the series, is pictured in the background.

 

 

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A memorable quote from the Community Narrative session.

 

 

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Highlights from a Restorative Narrative talk by Los Angeles Times reporter Anh Do.

 

 

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A quote from Jared O’Roark, creator of “Project: Shattered Silence,” a performance in which teenagers share personal stories about hardships they’ve endured. When an audience member asked O’Roark how he knows if a teen isn’t ready to share their story, he said he can tell by their eyes.

 

 

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More highlights from O’Roark’s talk, which focused on the power of storytelling to heal and connect people.

 

 

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Highlights from a talk by Michael George, a freelance travel and portrait photographer. In 2012-2013, he walked more than 1,000 miles throughout France and northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient Christian pilgrimage. He created a related documentary, “Portrait of a Pilgrim,” which was recently selected for publication as a photo journal in National Geographic. George first heard about the Camino de Santiago at an ivoh summit. He’s been part of ivoh’s youth group for several years.