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  • mkitagaw | MIT Center for Civic Media
    was in this spiral thought while reading various articles on rural depopulation It was clear that the problem cannot be solved by a mere project or I wasn t even sure what the problem was anymore Is depopulation something we need to prevent Would there be a local community I could work over this semester in Boston area Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Theory of Change for Tane mkitagaw s blog 1 comment Solve rural depopulation through civic media Submitted by mkitagaw on October 1 2013 11 54pm I have my own project in Japan called SoHub where multidisciplinary teams work with a rural community that improve the lives in the community through collaborative technology solutions The community we are currently working with is Tane in Shiga prefecture which is a rural community facing the depopulation In SoHub we are trying to tackle the population challenge through improving the smaller factors for example agricultural production and housing of the community and this motivated me to think of a civic media project Can we solve tackle the rural depopulation through civic media Once communities start to face depopulation it is pretty difficult to get away of the loop Look at the diagram below Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Solve rural depopulation through civic media mkitagaw s blog Digital Inequality and Inclusion in Japan Submitted by mkitagaw on September 25 2013 8 18pm Japan is often represented as a high technology country so statistics below often surprise people Global Social Network Penetration http urbantick blogspot com 2011 06 global social network use stats html Computer ownership as well as Internet penetration rate is lower than expected for its income level compared to the other countries in East Asia As for the penetration

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  • Mine Bek | MIT Center for Civic Media
    women in the selected Turkish newspapers for one week I attempt to show that the Turkish media in general does not cover the issues of women on the front page as these are not being considered having news value http pageonex com mgb women This situation changes mostly during the 8th of March International Women s Day This is the only day you can see invited women at TV discussion programs They talk about women though They are not called to express their opinions on the other areas The expertise is largely left to men This small study shows that how the issues of women are mentioned briefly and ignored in the following days after the Women s Day immediately in the press Even though at least one in five women is subjected to violence this does not take sufficient attention on the front page Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about The newsworthiness of women and violence towards women Mine Bek s blog A Successful Fundraising Campaign for an Injured Demonstrator Submitted by Mine Bek on November 25 2013 9 40am Sing Lobna Sing I wanted to share a very touching but a successful fund raising campaign to support medical expenses of a Turkish Palestinian demonstrator Lobna They needed at least 70 thousand dollars but it is more than a hundred dollars for now She was almost paralyzed but started to speak actually It does not make us less angry but at least there is a little improvement thanks to those who supported Link Sing Lobna Sing Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about A Successful Fundraising Campaign for an Injured Demonstrator Mine Bek s blog youth organization hype Submitted by Mine Bek on November 8 2013 1 48pm This is the youth

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  • msauter | MIT Center for Civic Media
    DDOS actions ten days till final submission I found myself thinking about the concept of presence and how the online space and the civic space in general is and is not structured to allow manifestations of presence over performances of identity Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Identity and Presence Online msauter s blog Towards a New Framework for the Ethical Analysis of Activist DDOS Actions Submitted by msauter on December 12 2012 4 19pm In this project I am continuing my work on creating an framework for the ethical analysis of activist DDOS actions Though distributed denial of service attacks have been used as a tool of digital activism for the past two decades the past few years has seen an explosion in the popularization of the tactic and a sharp increase in the attention its use attracts from the media and state actors All this attention has brought with it loud criticism from various stakeholders in the digital space including other digital activists However both the tactic s critics and defenders seek to declare the tactic as a whole good or bad without a nuanced understanding of the variety of circumstances and contexts which can render the tactic s use ethical or unethical In this paper I aim to lay down the preliminaries for a framework by which to perform an ethical analysis of activist DDOS actions Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Towards a New Framework for the Ethical Analysis of Activist DDOS Actions msauter s blog My Adventures at NewsFoo Submitted by msauter on December 5 2012 6 40pm x posted from oddletters com Sometime between the power outage Thursday night that left most of Cambridge in the dark and severely messed with my ability to construct my Ignite slide deck and getting up at 5AM to catch a taxi to the airport I started to have serious doubts about whether I should go to NewsFoo at all Reading over the guest list NewsFoo is a by invitation conference was an exercise in Oh God everyone is so much more awesome than me NewsFoo also fell on an end of the semester weekend packed with PhD application deadlines and final papers I should really be working on I was plagued with anxiety about my Ignite talk crashing and burning being too shy to talk to any of the big name journalists and tech heads in attendance and generally being the most awkward person in the room for three whole days You guys it was so not like that at all Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about My Adventures at NewsFoo msauter s blog Fun Fun FOIA Submitted by msauter on November 26 2012 11 33pm A FOIA or Freedom of Information Act request is supposed to be a way for the average citizen to reveal information and documents controlled by the federal government Anyone can file a FOIA request for pretty much damn near

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  • pablo | MIT Center for Civic Media
    building E14 at MIT Media Lab Thanks all of you that helped in this process What follows is a photographic guide to the PageOneX real size installation You ll not find Washington Post or LA Times in Boston news stands It s so difficult to get the paper Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Guns Wars and Terrorism in a real size PageOneX photo essay pablo s blog I would have never thought it was so difficult to get the paper Submitted by pablo on April 16 2013 3 02pm It was one of those ideas that seemed easy to build a real size 1 1 scale of a PageOneX analysis I just needed to buy 4 newspapers during 4 weeks highlight certain stories and put them on the wall However as it usually happens things are easier said that done Finding the newspapers Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about I would have never thought it was so difficult to get the paper pablo s blog Who wrote the news Gender in the front page Submitted by pablo on March 18 2013 10 25am The best way to show the last improvements in PageOneX s development is by using them After lasts Ed s commits it is possible to draw as many rectangles as you need when coding a single front page whereas before it was only possible to draw 2 rectangles per image Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Who wrote the news Gender in the front page pablo s blog 3 steps to measure the corruption coverage in Spain Submitted by pablo on February 6 2013 4 58pm The fast growing list of corruption investigations in Spain have involved almost every institution in the country the

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  • Rekha Murthy | MIT Center for Civic Media
    11 21am At last year s Civic Media Conference I pitched and won a small media innovation grant to make a video based on a public radio piece The idea was to explore a way to raise radio s profile in an online environment that tends to favor video Below is cross posted from the Knight Foundation blog The Emperor s New Onesie from Hillary Frank on Vimeo The mission

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  • ricarose | MIT Center for Civic Media
    One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Project Update Pushing the LImits ricarose s blog Project Update Mapping Out Civic Activism in Scratch Submitted by ricarose on November 6 2011 8 04pm This is a final project update which Sayamindu Dasgupta and I have been working on For our Intro to Civic Media final project we are exploring the ways in which young people are expressing their civic engagement through the interactive media they ve created and shared in the Scratch Online Community One of our research questions asks When young people use a media creation and sharing community to engage in civic discourse and expression with their community and their peers what does that look like Below we describe a few examples of civic engagement that occur on the site We tried to organize them between two categories issues related to the world beyond Scratch and issues within the Scratch community For our final project we will continue to explore such cases but we may choose to focus on a related few cases to keep our project within a reasonable scope Engagement within Local and Global Communities Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Project Update Mapping Out Civic Activism in Scratch ricarose s blog 1 comment Examining Participatory Journalism in the NYTimes Submitted by ricarose on October 31 2011 2 23pm For Intro to Civic Media this week we were asked to pick a media news outlet and examine how they incorporated participatory media into their practices and work Being a regular New York Times reader I decided to look back at my own personal observations of the NYTimes online interaction with readers When thinking of examples within the NYTimes website I kept going back to their blogs which are managed and written by

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  • rodrigodavies | MIT Center for Civic Media
    been thinking about how to bring the energy potential and ambition of donation reward crowdfunding to community development and civic engagement I was lucky to be an early employee of Spacehive one of the first movers in the space I put together the first study of the field with the help of Ethan and others at MIT and I got to watch as the idea of civic crowdfunding caught the attention of the media researchers and finally heads of state I got to watch some incredible people make change for their neighborhoods and their communities Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about A new way to invest in communities rodrigodavies s blog What We Learned From Build Peace 2014 Submitted by rodrigodavies on May 16 2014 11 50am Last month at the Media Lab Helena Jen Michaela and I organized Build Peace a conference to bring together practitioners from the worlds of peacebuilding and technology to talk about how the two fields could work together It was an incredibly enlightening and generative three days and before the first conference had even finished we had already decided that there needed to be a Build Peace 2015 If you missed it you can catch up by reading Helena s lookback We re excited by the community that is starting to form around the technology for peacebuilding conversation and the many potential spin off projects that are emerging We were incredibly lucky to have such a diverse and talented array of participants and collaborators Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about What We Learned From Build Peace 2014 rodrigodavies s blog Civic Crowdfunding Four Things We Know Two Things We Don t Submitted by rodrigodavies on May 9 2014 8 30am Today I m capping two years

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  • Rogelio Alejandro Lopez | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Alejandro Lopez Remixing Videos for Social Commentary with Media Breaker Submitted by Rogelio Alejand on November 21 2013 2 52pm Blog Contributors Erhardt Graeff and Rogelio Alejandro Lopez Today s Civic Lunch speaker was D C Vito from the New York City based Learning About Media Project aka The LAMP Vito is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and works with media specifically with video The lunch talk centered around LAMP s new video remix tool called Media Breaker which is ultimately intended for encouraging social commentary parody and critique through media creation Along with covering Media Breaker the talk also touched on questions of fair use copyright and how legal systems affect online media creation Media Breaker D C Vito mentions that the goal of his team is to create 10 000 little Jon Stewart s around the country which means people actually engaging with and being critical about Mass Media Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Remixing Videos for Social Commentary with Media Breaker Rogelio Alejandro Lopez s blog Sharing Immigrant Stories at the 11milliondreams Storython Boston Submitted by Rogelio Alejand on October 12 2013 9 42pm 11milliondreams Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Sharing Immigrant Stories at the 11milliondreams Storython Boston Rogelio Alejandro Lopez s blog Mozilla Maker Party Submitted by Rogelio Alejand on August 4 2013 2 10pm Mozilla Maker Party by Willow Brugh and Rogelio Alejandro Lopez Cambridge Event https webmaker org events 328 Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Mozilla Maker Party Rogelio Alejandro Lopez s blog DREAMtech Skill Sharing Networked Collaboration and People Power in the Dreamer Movement Submitted by Rogelio Alejand on January 8 2013 2 15pm Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about DREAMtech Skill Sharing Networked

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