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  • gordonm | MIT Center for Civic Media
    5 30pm MIT s Center for Civic Media is developing a new platform to add contextual information to live streaming video and search across multiple live streaming services allowing viewers to more deeply engage with live streams The site is built on Meteor js and we currently have an early beta version deployed at www deepstream tv We are looking to contract with a Boston area developer who wants to play an active role in continuing the development of features and refining the UI This position is part time between 15 and 25 hours a week for 3 5 months This period will include providing support for early users and integrating user feedback It will also include an onboarding period for knowledge transfer from the current developer We would like to hire by mid February 2016 Ideally you would be open to the idea of joining the project on a longer term basis if we are able to secure additional funding Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Javascript Developer for Live Streaming Site gordonm s blog Now Hiring a Developer for www deepstream tv Submitted by gordonm on November 11 2015 3 52pm Javascript Developer for Live Streaming Site MIT s Center for Civic Media is developing a new platform to add contextual information to live streaming video and search across multiple live streaming services allowing viewers to more deeply engage with live streams The site is built on Meteor js and we currently have an early beta version deployed at www deepstream tv We are looking to contract with a Boston area developer who wants to play an active role in continuing the development of features and refining the UI Link https civic mit edu deepstreamdev Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/gordonm (2016-04-29)
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  • ruizdeteresa | MIT Center for Civic Media
    the discretionary power to seize opportunity without having to prove guilt Communities are then presumed guilty until proven innocent which may take months or years to clear This causes a particular problem in terms of rights and having those rights heard and respected Crime or presumed crime becomes an immediate inhibitor of the citizen s fight for the respect of their rights Which leads us to see that even if the law is being used unfairly there is no pushback from the communities Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about New steps hopefully on the right direction Mexico City and its contested spaces of violence ruizdeteresa s blog Project Update Citizen displacement in La Fortaleza The use of eminent domain in the war on drugs Submitted by ruizdeteresa on November 13 2012 9 49am Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Project Update Citizen displacement in La Fortaleza The use of eminent domain in the war on drugs ruizdeteresa s blog Citizen displacement in Mexico City Submitted by ruizdeteresa on October 29 2012 11 32pm I am still trying to develop the exact structure for my final project but have finally honed down on the topic and its breadth I am interested in space as a tool to understand the complexities at play in urban environment Regarding the issue of drug related violence I am specially interested in addressing the way the built environment manifest the intricacies of interaction between the state citizens and what Profr Davis calls violence entrepreneurs In the last 6 years violence has scaled dramatically in certain cities in Mexico driving the state to try and develop new judicial tools to understand and tackle this issue At the center of this battle is a fight for territory and control of

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/ruizdeteresa (2016-04-29)
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  • hailey.lee | MIT Center for Civic Media
    youtube through which you can not only learn and discuss about issues but you can also post your own information and share it with the community at large I never imagined this form of communal awareness to be a form of civic media Back in September I only considered citizen journalism to be the main form of civic media made by everyday citizens for everyday citizens Now I realize civic media encompasses all forms of media that mobilizes civic engagement A large definition indeed Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Rethinking Civic Media hailey lee s blog Lulz vs Real World Submitted by hailey lee on November 24 2011 11 22pm The November 16th class readings focused on the history and expansion of Anonymous originating with their traditional form of lighthearted dissent and satire for the sake of lulz to becoming a passionate political movement Personally I find that Anonymous cannot be both types at the same time it not only detracts from the groups identity it also obscures its purpose of existence and stretches its influence far too wide The two forms of Anonymous are polar opposites of each other One is supposed to be lighthearted and the core purpose is to poke fun at people who do take things too seriously in life The other side people have taken politics one of the most serious topics ever and have become active under the pseudonym Anonymous This is far from appropriate Let the original Anonymous stand Indeed the use of anonymity is powerful and use in political activism but it is wholly inappropriate to remain under the original lulz based Anonymous group Arguably the only commonality is that they both use satire and both are hacking anonymously The politicization of Anonymous has shifted its focus

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/haileylee (2016-04-29)
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  • hhcraig | MIT Center for Civic Media
    a form builder for mobile data collection campaigns The form builder is one component of Promise Tracker a project we ve been working on over the last year with the goal of creating a set of tools and processes that allow a community to identify issues they want to track design and deploy mobile data collection campaigns around those issues and strategically leverage data for advocacy For background on the project read Ethan s post about Promise Tracker and Monitorial Citizenship and a post about our initial design workshops Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Form Builders for Mobile Data Collection hhcraig s blog Open Water Project Exploring Open Source Water Quality Monitoring Submitted by hhcraig on July 28 2014 7 58pm This post includes contributions from Don Blair Over the last several months Civic has been working on the Open Water Project which aims to develop and curate a set of low cost open source tools enabling communities to collect interpret and share their water quality data Open Water is an initiative of Public Lab a community that uses inexpensive DIY techniques to change how people see the world in environmental social and political terms read more about Public Lab and the Open Water initiative here The motivation behind Open Water derives partly from the fact that most water quality monitoring uses expensive proprietary technology limiting the accessibility of water quality data Inexpensive open source approaches to water quality monitoring could enable groups ranging from watershed managers to homeowners to more easily collect and share water quality data Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Open Water Project Exploring Open Source Water Quality Monitoring hhcraig s blog Highlights from Tribeca Interactive Submitted by hhcraig on April 30 2014 7 12pm This past

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/hhcraig (2016-04-29)
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  • hpuiglarrauri | MIT Center for Civic Media
    s a co organizer of Build Peace an international conference on technology and peacebuilding and co founder of Build Up a social enterprise working at the intersection of technology civic engagement and peacebuilding Recent blog posts by hpuiglarrauri Looking back on Build Peace 2014 Submitted by hpuiglarrauri on May 16 2014 12 00pm Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Looking back on Build Peace 2014 hpuiglarrauri

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/hpuiglarrauri (2016-04-29)
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  • condry | MIT Center for Civic Media
    media theory and methods He founded and organizes the MIT Cool Japan research project which uses scholarly seminars interdisciplinary conferences and artistic events to examine the cultural connections dangerous distortions and critical potential of popular culture iancondry com MIT Cool Japan Research Project Recent blog posts by condry Miku Japan s virtual idol and media platform Submitted by condry on July 11 2011 11 27am On Saturday July 2 I attended an unusual live show the US debut of a virtual idol from Japan I think she can tell us something about civic media Miku Hatsune performed at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles part of the festivities at Anime Expo The sold out concert drew over 4000 fans many in costume who screamed and waved glowsticks as Miku rose out of the floor a human size image projected on stage alongside live musicians Miku crooned and pranced along the length of a 20 long parabolic mirror never breaking a sweat as she tore through her set of mostly frenetic techno dance pop Video close ups of her and other band members were projected beside the stage She made a little small talk I m Miku nice to meet you

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/condry (2016-04-29)
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  • jskao | MIT Center for Civic Media
    use that data to target their messages This week s blog post will focus on ProPublica s Message Machine and its conclusions about email targeting in the 2012 election campaigns This blog post is the second post in a series leading up to a final project about mass communication from 2012 election campaigns Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Email targeting in 2012 political campaigns jskao s blog Obama s grassroots calling campaign Submitted by jskao on November 16 2012 1 18am How many emails texts or phone calls from an organization can you stand until you start automatically labeling the entire operation as spam For my final project I will focus on mass communication from organizations with the intention of driving civic action particularly methods and frequency of communication With the 2012 elections many found themselves the target of mass communication This blog post will focus on one example of mass communication from a political campaign Barack Obama s calling campaign call barackobama com a grassroots campaign to reach voters through their neighbors A blog post from April 18 by the campaign described the tool well The call tool is already changing what it means to volunteer allowing anyone anywhere to pitch in Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Obama s grassroots calling campaign jskao s blog Intro to Civic Media Week 7 Civic Mapping Recap Submitted by jskao on November 8 2012 1 04pm This blog post was written with Luis Capelo Our Introduction to Civic Media class this week focused on civic maps and heard 4 civic mappers speak about their projects Introduction The class first began with Luis Capelo talking about ICCM and Becky talking about the Center for Civic Media and Data Center s Civic Maps Toolkit

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/jskao (2016-04-29)
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  • juliama | MIT Center for Civic Media
    livestream com Activists theorists media makers and researchers are all struggling to understand the relationship between the recent global cycle of protests and the new media ecology This panel takes a look at how civic action moves between online and offline spaces with attention to the SOPA PIPA battles Justice for Trayvon Martin and DREAM Activism Panelists Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Civic Action On

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/juliama (2016-04-29)
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