About Us

What makes us, us

In 1990 Carl Sagan convinced NASA to turn around Voyager 1 and take a picture of the earth from the furthest distance ever seen by man. The photo captured only a pale blue dot, the size of a dust mote, in a vacuum of dark space. paleblue.fm is a non-profit organisation that produces creative tech projects for all humans, under the the guidelines of open source and free for all.

Through these projects we aim to acknowledge and harness the realities we share - all the beauty and fragility of life on a pale blue dot - and in so doing to celebrate human potential. At a time when dramatic changes in modern technology are impacting and often disrupting every level of society, we want use those same forces to forge connections - to document, preserve and nurture our ties with nature and each other.

We aim to leverage technology alongside art combining digital and physical mediums to augment lived experience.

Our dream is to reach out to anyone and everyone who’d like join the conversation and help us grow our pale blue dot world.

Open Source

Open source philosophy grants all humans the right to use, study, change, and share the audio, video, or physical product in any way in modified and unmodified form. That’s what freedom looks like to us, freedom is essential to enabling community development.

Human Centric

Good producers, creators, and engineers involve the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. Human involvement typically takes place in observing the problem within context, brainstorming, conceptualizing, developing, and implementing the solution.

For the People

How do you enable community ties? You record the people. The next lesson is in the action. Our digital content is always free for everyone, our production focus is on people whom haven't been heard before. All Digital media should be free and we're paving that road.

Meet the Team

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Michael Betts

Founder, Executive Producer

Michael Betts is a digital media artist with a backround in Psychology and Music from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He's interested in combining art and new technologies to document inheard voices and build ad free human friendly media that connects us through our differences.

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Helen Longstreth

Editor

Helen Longstreth is a writer based in San Francisco. She studied at the University of Manchester, and holds an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. She has worked as the assistant editor for the online magazines motherland and POSTmatter. She writes about art and culture in the digital age.

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Theodora Alexander

Producer

Theodora (Teddy) Alexander is an independent producer based in San Francisco. She aims to tell stories that make people laugh and those that expose people to new ideas and perspectives. You can find her art, thoughts, and other projects @ deetsa.com

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Nick Kush

Producer

Nick is a builder currently travelling and building homes from mostly local build materials. He studied Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has a touring band @kushberryjams, and enjoys smelling things.

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