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  • samuelbarros | MIT Center for Civic Media
    by samuelbarros Civic media functions inside the public sphere model Submitted by samuelbarros on April 8 2015 2 35pm How does each kind of civic media project work in relation with the public sphere How can we understand the relationship between civic media projects and the public sphere I would like to address these questions by classifying the civic media functions inside the public sphere model It s true that

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  • sands | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Media sands Sands Fish Research Affiliate MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media 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

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  • sjHuber | MIT Center for Civic Media
    their level of awareness See if you can answer the questions I asked 1 What personal care products do you use daily 2 What ingredients are in the personal care products you use daily 3 What do you want to know about the personal care products you use daily Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Sight Unseen Uncovering Carcinogens in Cosmetics sjHuber s blog Conversations in Intro to Civic Media 3 Different Topics 1 Goal Submitted by sjHuber on November 9 2013 2 31pm One of the wonderful things and challenges of Intro to Civic Media is that there are a lot of topics to cover but this is only because there are a lot of incredible things happening to call attention to problems mobilize people to confront those problems and make change in communities around the world A week ago the Introduction to Civic Media class began by viewing hard to watch videos of atrocities and discussing the media strategies used to produce them Then we had a conversation about youth activism followed by a fun and inspirational workshop where we envisioned the news the way we wanted it to be and used Newsjack to rewrite the day s news headlines Remixing Human Rights A montage of graphic images of human rights violations flash on and off the screen to the tune of Michael Jackson s They Don t Care about Us The lyrics take on an eerie new meaning Bang bang shot dead Everybody s gone mad All I wanna say is that they don t really care about us The videos are a haunting and disturbing way to share with internet users what has happened and is happening in various parts of the world Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Conversations in Intro to Civic Media 3 Different Topics 1 Goal sjHuber s blog What is breast cancer awareness Submitted by sjHuber on October 8 2013 5 33pm With the theory of change model as a starting point I used a lot of ink thinking through my final project for Intro to Civic Media As the theory of change model instructs I began by thinking of the outcome of the project and worked my way back through it until I had determined the very first step I realized while writing that I needed to ask and answer more questions about the project than I had anticipated The biggest challenge I faced with my model was that I did not know what aspect I wanted to focus on regarding the role of breast cancer marketing on cancer culture All roads or arrows in the case of the diagram lead to the term awareness What is awareness exactly How do corporations think they are making consumers more aware of breast cancer by selling pink products What does it mean to be aware of a cause Does awareness create action Link breast cancer screening and early detection suggestions Google Plus One Tweet

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  • schock | MIT Center for Civic Media
    HOPEX Community owned and operated cellular networks in rural mexico schock s blog HOPEX Daniel Ellsberg Submitted by schock on July 21 2014 4 45pm Disclaimer un cleaned up copypaste from a shared piratepad for livenotes of this talk Originals here http piratepad net hopex Hashtags hopex and asksnowden Moderator Daniel Ellsberg will be up first then a short break then Snowden will connect from Russia There will be a 1 min standing ovation for Snowden when he shows up daniel ellsberg takes the stage Does a Nixon pose p Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about HOPEX Daniel Ellsberg schock s blog HOPEX Thomas Drake and Vivian Weisman Submitted by schock on July 21 2014 4 42pm DISCLAIMER this is un cleaned up shared livenotes cut and paste from this piratepad http piratepad net hopex The talk opens with Vivian showing several clips from the film The Hacker Wars The film includes interviews with Thomas Drake who blew the whistle on Stellar Wind He was prosecuted with a 10 felony count indictement and faced 35 years in prison Can you tell us what it was you learned at the NSA Your were a contractor for 12 years On 9 11 you got high level access What did you see that led you to blow the whistle Drake As a government employee you take an oath to defend the constitution It s not an oath to secrecy to the president or NSA It s to the Constitution 9 11 was a trigger event that led the govt at the highest levels including Cheney Bush to approve various programs some of which we still don t know the extent of despite Snowden s disclosures To my horror having grown up with Watergate which introduced me to civil liberties

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/schock (2016-04-29)
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  • sdg | MIT Center for Civic Media
    to me the traditional democratic process and the processes that I would typically think of in the context of the civic media landscape Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Trying to define Civic Media looking back sdg s blog Anonymous tries to undermine anonymity Looking at Operation India Submitted by sdg on November 23 2011 4 23pm On the midnight of 5th June 2011 Indian police violently cracked down on a peaceful group of protesters who had convened together against corruption and untaxed money stashed away in foreign tax havens referred to as black money in India On the 7th of June Anonymous announced Operation India on Twitter kicked off by the defacement the website of the Indian federal government s nodal IT agency the NIC and the release of a list of demands The demands consisted of Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Anonymous tries to undermine anonymity Looking at Operation India sdg s blog Project Update Pushing the Limits Submitted by sdg on November 13 2011 3 22pm This a collaborative post on the project Ricarose Roque and I have been working on Interview Protocol for Moderators To understand the perspective of community moderators which includes a full time online community coordinator we plan to interview one or two members of the moderation team We frame our interview questions using our project s three research questions listed below To make our conversations concrete we plan to ask moderators to identify two to three examples of particularly challenging scenarios of moderation specifically around civic engagement of Scratch community members Below is our interview protocol for moderators organized around background questions specific examples and looking ahead Research Questions for the Interview Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Project

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/sdg (2016-04-29)
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  • seanflynn | MIT Center for Civic Media
    founder of the DocYard screening series in Cambridge MA Sean began his filmmaking career at Boston based Principle Pictures as the Associate Producer and Co Director of Photography on the feature documentary BEYOND BELIEF which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on Sundance Channel As a cinematographer Sean has worked in 15 countries including conflict zones like Iraq Afghanistan Burma and the West Bank As a producer he has helped garner support for numerous social issue film projects from many of the nation s leading documentary funders including ITVS NEH Cinereach Fledgling Fund Chicken Egg Pictures and the Tribeca Film Institute Most recently he was a producer on THE LIST which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Much of Sean s documentary film work involves investigating the points of contact between societies widely separated by conflict or inequality In 2012 he spent four months researching the emergence of slum tourism in Mumbai while on a Fulbright fellowship Sean s research interests include exploring the ways that new media technologies can be leveraged to disrupt the traditional relationships between filmmaker subject and audience creating new forms of nonfiction storytelling Sean received a B A from the University

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  • Stella | MIT Center for Civic Media
    MIT Center for Civic Media Stella Stella Cao 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

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  • s2tephen | MIT Center for Civic Media
    more about Dispatches from NICAR14 Proper workflows for data projects s2tephen s blog Dispatches from NICAR14 Holding algorithms accountable Submitted by s2tephen on March 1 2014 4 22pm I m currently in Baltimore for the 2014 conference for NICAR National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting In this series I ll be liveblogging the various talks and workshops I attend keep in mind this is by no means exhaustive coverage of all the cool stuff going on at the conference For more check out Chrys Wu s index of slides tutorials links and tools or follow nicar14 on Twitter Read on for my summary of a panel discussion on holding algorithms accountable Thanks to Nathaniel Lash for his help liveblogging Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Dispatches from NICAR14 Holding algorithms accountable s2tephen s blog Dispatches from NICAR14 Mohammed Haddad and Robert Benincasa on harnessing the power of the crowd Submitted by s2tephen on March 1 2014 10 54am I m currently in Baltimore for the 2014 conference for NICAR National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting In this series I ll be liveblogging the various talks and workshops I attend keep in mind this is by no means exhaustive coverage of all the cool stuff going on at the conference For more check out Chrys Wu s index of slides tutorials links and tools or follow nicar14 on Twitter Read on for my summary of Mohammed Haddad and Robert Benincasa s presentation on the crowdsourced story Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Dispatches from NICAR14 Mohammed Haddad and Robert Benincasa on harnessing the power of the crowd s2tephen s blog Dispatches from NICAR14 Hacks or Hackers Submitted by s2tephen on February 28 2014 6 00pm I m currently in Baltimore for the 2014

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