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  • MIT Center for Civic Media | Innovating civic media tools and practices together with communities
    sources a date range and some keywords to look for READ MORE Tools FOLD FOLD is an authoring and publishing platform for creating modular multimedia stories Some readers require greater context to understand complex stories READ MORE Blogs The Effects of Surveillance and Copyright Law on Speech Jon Penney at Berkman By J Nathan Matias on Apr 27 2016 From User to Citizen Erhardt Graeff at TICTec 2016 By Rahul

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  • User account | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Team Contact Primary tabs Log in active tab Request new password User account MIT Center for Civic Media Username Enter your MIT Center for Civic Media username Password Enter the password that accompanies your username All content Attribution ShareAlike 3 0 United States CC BY SA 3 0 unless otherwise noted A project of MIT Comparative Media Studies and the MIT Media Lab with funding from the John S and

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  • Sign up for Center updates | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Bermudez Andrew Whitacre Anne Callahan Arlene Ducao Audubon Dougherty Aviva Hope Rutkin Catherine D Ignazio Charlie DeTar Cheekay Cinco Chelsea Barabas Chris Peterson D Denise Cheng Edward L Platt Edward Schiappa Emilie Reiser Erhardt Graeff Eric French Ethan Zuckerman Gabi Schaffzin Gordon Mangum Guillermo Hailey Lee Heather Craig Helena Puig Larrauri Ian Condry J Nathan Matias Jing Wang Joanna Kao Jude Mwenda Ntabathia Julia Ma Kalpana Jain Kate Crawford Katie Arthur Kyle Yuan Leo Bonanni Leo Burd Lilia Kilburn Lorrie LeJeune Luis Capelo Luis Natera Luisa Beck M C McGrath Marco Bani Mary Kenefake Matt Carroll Matt Stempeck Maya Wagoner Miho Kitagawa Mine Bek Mitchel Resnick Molly Sauter Pablo Rey Mazon Rahul Bhargava Rekha Murthy Ricarose Roque Rodrigo Davies Rogelio Alejandro Lopez Samuel Barros Sands Fish Sarah Jane Huber Sasha Costanza Chock Sayamindu Dasgupta Sean Flynn Stella Cao Stephen Suen Sue Schardt Sun Huan Wang Yu William Uricchio Willow Brugh Yesica Guerra Польза Sign up for Center updates civicMIT Facebook Google Email newsletter fill out the form below indicates required field Email Address First Name Last Name Organization Receive emails about news local events both News Local Events Email Format html text mobile Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like

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  • About the Center for Civic Media | MIT Center for Civic Media
    one known for inventing alternate technical futures the other for identifying the cultural and social potential of media change the Center for Civic Media is a joint effort between the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Comparative Media Studies Writing program It is made possible by funding from The John S and James L Knight Foundation 10 788 500 since 2007 download a PDF of our Knight Foundation proposal The Ford Foundation 550 000 since 2013 The Open Society Foundations 600 000 since 2013 The Bulova Stetson Foundation 5 000 in 2012 Defining Civic Media We use the term civic media rather than citizen journalism civic media is any form of communication that strengthens the social bonds within a community or creates a strong sense of civic engagement among its residents Civic media goes beyond news gathering and reporting MIT researchers and students are experimenting with a variety of new civic media techniques from technologies for protests and civil disobedience to phone texting systems that allow instant sophisticated votes on everyday activities The Center amplifies the development of these technologies for community empowerment while also serving to generate curricula and open source frameworks for civic action Transforming civic knowledge into civic action is an essential part of democracy As with investigative journalism the most delicate and important information can often focus on leaders and institutions that abuse the trust of the communities they serve By helping to provide people with the necessary skills to process evaluate and act upon the knowledge in circulation civic media ensures the diversity of inputs and mutual respect necessary for democratic deliberation Some of what emerges here looks like traditional journalism while some moves in radical new directions About Comparative Media Studies Writing cmsw mit edu From the start CMS has been invested in understanding

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  • Recent news from the Center for Civic Media | MIT Center for Civic Media
    a research fellow at the the University of Toronto s Citizen Lab What is a chilling effect The idea theorized in a US context by Schauer in 1978 was that laws might have an effect on legal protected and desired activities Judges have been skeptical about this idea In Laird v Tatum judges claimed that chilling effects were not a cognizable injury In response to recent NSA cases chilling effects were dismissed as too speculative Scholars agree Kendrick argued that chilling effects have a flimsy empirical basis Many open questions remain including the magnitude of chilling effects and their reach In his dissertation Jon set out to answer some of those questions Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about The Effects of Surveillance and Copyright Law on Speech Jon Penney at Berkman natematias s blog From User to Citizen Erhardt Graeff at TICTec 2016 Submitted by rahulb on April 27 2016 11 32am This is a live blog of Erhardt Graeff s talk at the TICTeC 2016 conference Any errors or omissions are the fault of the author Rahul Bhargava due to trying to type as quickly as Erhardt speaks Erhardt is evaluating online learning engagement as civic learning He works a lot on case studies for civic impact to inform how we design these tools Instead of focusing on specific problems he is interested in growth of individuals to be able to effectively participate in democracy Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about From User to Citizen Erhardt Graeff at TICTec 2016 rahulb s blog Educating for Democracy Submitted by Aly Kreikemeier on April 18 2016 11 37am Despite spending the last few years of my work in conversations around creative community engagement and participatory projects the idea of civic education still conjured images of my high school government teacher a white haired man with a love of golf who teased me for being the lone liberal in a sea of farmers more than he taught me about government It was a surprise then when my colleagues at the Harvard Ed School HGSE pushed me toward civic education conversations like those convened by the Civic and Moral Education Initiative it was an even bigger surprise when I began to find resonances in the new civics dialogue unfolding at HGSE and the conversations I ve entered through the Introduction to Civic Media course Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Educating for Democracy Aly Kreikemeier s blog Of Nodes and Knots Submitted by Josh Cowls on April 11 2016 2 18pm In our Introduction to Civic Media class this week we were fortunate to be joined by Eric Kluitenberg who amongst much else has recently authored an enlightening essay Affect Space Witnessing the Movement s of the Square In our class discussion Eric helped draw out several of the most prominent themes and emphases of his essay and one in particular struck a chord with me Google Plus One Tweet Widget

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  • Projects at the Center for Civic Media | MIT Center for Civic Media
    those tools to add disambiguation tailored READ MORE Promise Tracker After an election how can citizens hold leaders accountable for promises made during the campaign season Promise Tracker is a mobile phone based data collection system that enables communities to READ MORE Data Therapy As part of our larger effort to build out a suite of tools for community organizers we are helping to build their capacity to do their own creative data visualization and presentation New computer READ MORE Deepstream From Ukraine to the US citizens and journalists are increasingly choosing to livestream civic events But livestreams are currently hard to find and lack in depth information about the events being READ MORE Action Path Action Path is location based survey platform for Android smartphones that crowdsources feedback from citizens in a way that fosters civic learning through reflective political practice Existing READ MORE Controversy Mapper How does a media controversy become the only thing any of us talk about Using the Media Cloud platform we re reverse engineering major news stories to visualize how ideas spread and media frames READ MORE Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last COMMUNITY A Shapiro Aditi Mehta Alexa Mills Alexander Ho Alexandre Goncalves Alexis Hope Ali Hashmi Alyssa Wright Amy Johnson Andre Muggiati Andres Lombana Bermudez Andrew Whitacre Anne Callahan Arlene Ducao Audubon Dougherty Aviva Hope Rutkin Catherine D Ignazio Charlie DeTar Cheekay Cinco Chelsea Barabas Chris Peterson D Denise Cheng Edward L Platt Edward Schiappa Emilie Reiser Erhardt Graeff Eric French Ethan Zuckerman Gabi Schaffzin Gordon Mangum Guillermo Hailey Lee Heather Craig Helena Puig Larrauri Ian Condry J Nathan Matias Jing Wang Joanna Kao Jude Mwenda Ntabathia Julia Ma Kalpana Jain Kate Crawford Katie Arthur Kyle Yuan Leo Bonanni Leo Burd Lilia Kilburn Lorrie LeJeune Luis Capelo

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  • MIT Courses in Civic Media | MIT Center for Civic Media
    rapid and ongoing changes to the way news is delivered and spread Considers how we discover what events are taking place in different parts of the world and how we explain the importance of these events to readers or viewers as well as how readers of a story respond to events Explores the systems journalists and others have used to report and share the news Focuses on developing one s own tools and methods to address these challenges through weekly reporting assignments and a final project in which students build tools for journalists professional and otherwise to use Limited to 24 Course blog Intro to Civic Media CMS 360 860 Sasha Costanza Chock Assistant Professor of Civic Media MIT Comparative Media Studies Examines civic media in comparative transnational and historical perspectives Introduces various theoretical tools research approaches and project design methods Students engage with multimedia texts on concepts such as citizen journalism transmedia activism media justice and civic public radical and tactical media Case studies explore civic media across platforms print radio broadcast internet contexts from local to global present day to historical and use dialogic contentious hacktivist As a final project students develop a case study or project proposal Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments Limited to 20 Course blog Networked Social Movements Media and Mobilization CMS 361 861 Sasha Costanza Chock Assistant Professor of Civic Media MIT Comparative Media Studies Provides an overview of social movement studies as a body of theoretical and empirical work with an emphasis on understanding the relationship between social movements and the media Explores multiple methods of social movement investigation including textual and media analysis surveys interviews focus groups participant observation and co research Covers recent innovations in social movement theory as well as new data sources and tools for research and analysis Includes short papers a literature review and a final research project Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments Limited to 16 Course blog Civic Media Collaborative Design Studio CMS 362 862 Sasha Costanza Chock Assistant Professor of Civic Media MIT Comparative Media Studies Project based studio focusing on collaborative design of civic media provides a service learning opportunity for students interested in working with community organizations Multidisciplinary teams create civic media projects based on real world community needs Covers co design methods and best practices to include the user community in iterative stages of project ideation design implementation testing and evaluation Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments Limited to 16 Course blog Social Television Creating New Connected Media Experiences MAS 571 Henry Holtzman and Marie Jose Montpetit of the MIT Media Lab s Information Ecology group Examines television distribution and how digital technology is changing the way television fits into society Takes a systemic look at the various ways television is currently distributed with a particular emphasis on emerging technologies that place it in a social context Explores the multiple facets of the social television experience from video technology fundamentals and challenges to user interfaces content consumption

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  • Publications and Talks | MIT Center for Civic Media
    kuow org post when money short should cities crowdfund Author The Ethics of Crowdfunding Center for Digital Ethics and Policy Loyola University of Chicago December 2013 http digitalethics org essays the ethics of crowdfunding Author The Statue of Liberty and America s crowdfunding pioneer BBC News April 2013 http www bbc co uk news magazine 21932675 Author PBS IdeaLab blog various http www pbs org idealab author rdavies Catherine D Ignazio Artwork Exhibitions Commissions Venice Biennial 2013 The Sixth Room A visualization for the Bloomberg Lounge June Nov 2013 http www sarahszevenice2013 com public engagement the sixth room Art on the Harbor Islands Phases Generative art in public space with Sophia Brueckner Boston MA Summer 2013 http publicartboston com content phases The MIT Media Lab SXSW iSkyTV networked installation Boston MA Austin TX Spring 2013 Turbulence Networked Art Commission 2013 iSkyTV with Sophia Brueckner http turbulence org Works iSkyTV Prospectus for the Nation selected artist Artists in Context 2012 present http www artistsincontextprospectus org prospectus Books Interview and artwork featured in a chapter of Unsitely Aesthetics Errant Bodies Press 2012 http unsitelyaesthetics com the book Artwork featured in the exhibition catalog for Rafael Lozano Hemmer Vicious Circular Breathing Borusan Contemporary 2014 http www lozano hemmer com texts php 2009 Art and cartography International Encyclopedia of Human Geography pp 190 206 Oxford Elsevier Science PDF available at request Talks Moderator for a film screening of Forbidden Voices How to Start a Revolution with a Computer Friday March 28 2014 7PM MIT Program for Women s Gender Studies http web mit edu wgs events2 Terra Incognita An Experiment in Cosmopolitanism Place Dis Place and Citizenship Conference Wayne State University Detroit MI March 22 2014 Guest Lecturer Civic Engagement and Data Visualization Northeastern Center for the Arts and Information Design and Visualization Lecture Series Northeastern University Feb 19 2014 http www northeastern edu camd artdesign events Guest Lecturer Crash Course in Data Visualization Multimedia Journalism Capstone class Dept of Journalism Emerson College Jan 27 2014 Maps News and Geography Presentation to the Data Swap 2013 kickoff at Northeastern University October 13 2013 http dataswap2013 com Panelist Moderator Location The Importance of Geo Data South by Southwest 2013 Austin TX March 12 2013 http schedule sxsw com 2013 events event IAP3870 Kevin Driscoll Stepping Your Game Up Technical Innovation Among Young People of Color in Hip Hop Florence Gallez A Proposal for a Code of Ethics for Collaborative Journalism in the Digital Age The Open Park Code Alex Goncalves Interviewee App will help to track political goals Aplicativo de celular vai controlar cumprimento de metas do poder público 01 16 2014 Erhardt Graeff Publications Graeff Erhardt Stempeck Matt and Zuckerman Ethan The Battle for Trayvon Martin Mapping a Media Ecosystem On and Offline forthcoming First Monday Talks Graeff Erhardt 2014 Action Path A Location Based Tool for Civic Reflection and Engagement To be presented at Place Dis Place and Citizenship Wayne State University Detroit MI Mar 22 Graeff Erhardt 2014 TBD To be presented

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