Andrew Lowenthal is Co-Founder and Executive Director of EngageMedia, an Asia-Pacific human rights and environmental non-profit exploring the intersection of video, technology and social change. EngageMedia harnesses the advocacy potential of video and online technologies via experimentation with new distribution tactics, the development of open source software, and the creation of strategic networks. EngageMedia also undertakes research initiatives that look at the uses and effects of video as a social change tool. Current research partners include the MIT Center for Civic Media and MIT Open Documentary Lab to explore the impact of 'video4change'.
Andrew is currently a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and MIT's Open Documentary Lab. He was active in the Indymedia network from 2000-2006. From 2006-08 he worked with the UK based Tactical Technology Collective, producing a series of open source media toolkits for activists. A past life as a video maker saw his works screen at the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the National Gallery of Indonesia.