Jul 27, 2011
Thirteen Dartmouth students, including Shutesbury resident Jen Fownes, are driving across the country this summer in a bus converted to run on waste vegetable oil. Outfitted with solar panels, high spirits, and a Taco Bell app they are talking up sustainability and innovation. They gave me a tour when they parked in Hadley on June 23rd. Follow their progress at
Jul 26, 2011
Climate change has already claimed millions of victims. Not where we live, but in the South. Farmers, cattle breeders and fishermen are complaining that seasons seem to have a mind of their own, downpours and cyclones that destroy everything, drought that scorches the earth and a lack of sweet water. Ever-increasing poverty is making many leave in search of a nice, pleasant place to live
Jul 26, 2011
Amherst Media congratulates the three (3) winners of our Community Cash Raffle as well as extends warm thanks and appreciation to all who contributed to this fundraising event. The Community Cash Raffle was a success, with staff and Board members alike, enjoying opportunities to engage the community at large about the dynamic changes occurring at Amherst Media. Proceeds from the raffle help to ensure the ongoing sustainability and enhancement of Amherst Media, your community media center. Congratulations to . . . .
Jul 25, 2011
The Xana Multimedia Server (XMMS) is a revolutionary new Open Source resource that allows you to connect multiple computers and users to a single low cost server. Amherst Media have been happily using an XMMS since March 2011 as a shared edit server for our 12 iMacs (across two labs), and our staff network. XMMS works with Windows, Mac and Linux computers and features built in backup to safeguard your work. XMMS is designed to work with resource intensive applications including Final Cut Pro & Premiere.
Jul 22, 2011
In recognition of the vital role that older adults engender in our varied communities, Amherst Media announces a new segment of programming, Adult Plus+, specifically devoted to improving the health, function, and quality of life of older and aging adults.
Jul 20, 2011
Take a peek at this interview with Michael Briggs and learn just how easy this can be. Filmed and edited by Emily Daunt.
Jul 18, 2011
After serving as a fine arts video store and community hub for 25 years, Please Street Video in Northampton is closing its doors. Bill Dwight, long time video clerk, and proud patron Ronald Jose Carlos talk about what this local social institution has meant to them, as well as what it signifies for local businesses and community investment. Pleasant Street Video has launched a donor-driven campaign to purchase movies for public lending circulation through Forbes Library. Filmed and Edited by Ali Pinschmidt.
Jul 15, 2011
Join the craze. Find out why Photoshop is the number one image editing application. Our Intro. to Photoshop Cs5 course is a great way to organize and get creative with all of your fantastic Summer shots. This class is ideal for beginners as well as users of Elements who wish to make the jump to CS5, covering: ∑Understanding Files and file types ∑Using Adobe ìBridge CS5î ∑Basic image editing techniques ∑Introduction to ìRawî files in Camera Raw ∑Basic tools ∑Retouching ∑Cropping ∑Enhancing
Jul 8, 2011
Bring your favorite images and learn how to navigate your way to a exhibition print. State-of-the-art software and hardware, First class instruction. This workshop is taught by Tom Prutisto of Digital Assets and sponsored by Canson Infinity (incredibly beautiful paper). You will go home with confidence and a masterpiece! Saturday, July 9th 2011 9:00 - 5:00pm For more information and to register online, visit
Jul 6, 2011
Paki Wieland, a veteran activist devoted to human rights causes, has volunteered to join the international flotilla attempting to break the Israeli sea blockade of the Gaza strip. Nine boats leaving from various countries will sail to Gaza in the coming weeks. Paki's boat, with 50 volunteers from the United States, is scheduled to leave from Athens, Greece. At a gathering of her supporters and well-wishers in rural Conway, Massachusetts, Paki discusses her reasons for going to Gaza, and what her expectations are. Paki, Heading for Gaza from Ernest Urvater on Vimeo.