Tori Abernathy

May 2013


Vox Pops is a journalistic investigation of this year’s cornerstone themes in the form of roughly twenty-minute podcasts available to stream each morning of the conference. Vox Pop(uli), Lt. ‘voice of the people’, is a reporting style that surveys the street spontaneously posing the same question to members of the general public. Here, the prompts are derived from stated conference concerns, such as ‘What constitutes a public?’ or ‘How is a public formed?’ To provocate these issues on the ground level, collaborating reporters target active participants of the event and casual observers alike.

This project, as produced for Open Engagement, was an extension of earlier Vox Pops recordings produced by Abernathy for events that range from Occupy Wall Street to Black Friday.