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  • schardt | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Executive Director This is Localore the documentary Recent blog posts by schardt What s Curious about Curious City Submitted by schardt on June 24 2013 9 24am Hmmm What s going on in Chicago Jennifer Brandel s new concept for topsy turvying standard news agenda setting in a major public media newsroom is about to spread Read Knight s announcement http kng ht 14620ac snip the project offers an experimental

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/schardt (2016-04-29)
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  • Huan Sun | MIT Center for Civic Media
    March 7 2013 8 04am This semester for a class on HCI I have been looking at dual screen experience that people interact with mobile devices while watching TV in China I collected over 1 million Sina Weibo messages during Chunwan 春晚 a state sponsored TV program to celebrate Chinese New Year which is also a popular cultural event that almost everyone in China participates While the social engagement aspect of this study is still ongoing for now one of the side findings from this data is quite worth noting Within this data over 60 users are female on Sina Weibo but male users are almost twice likely to have a large number of followers over 5000 than their female counterpart Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about More Females on Sina Weibo but Less Influential than Males Huan Sun s blog What Chinese NGOs Want to Learn about Internet Submitted by Huan Sun on September 29 2012 10 32pm How do Chinese NGOs integrate new technologies to their work What are the biggest barriers for them to fully take advantage of new technologies Are information communication technology ICT infrastructures still the barriers for grassroots NGOs What type of assistance they might need to develop integrated practices of the internet to advance their causes Aiming at answering these questions NGO2 0 is launching our third ICT capacity survey Scene of 2012 Chengdu Web2 0 Training Workshop China Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about What Chinese NGOs Want to Learn about Internet Huan Sun s blog Network Analysis of Sina Weibo Submitted by Huan Sun on July 24 2012 4 47pm Sina Weibo is one of the major micro blogging services in China According to a recent news report Weibo has over 300 million

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/huan-sun (2016-04-29)
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  • wangyu | MIT Center for Civic Media
    corporations find each other s needs He also attended Web 2 0 workshops for Chinese NGOs as an instructor to train them how to utilize social media to achieve their goal As a graduate student at University of Science and Technology of China Wang is interested in software developing and engineering science communication online education data analysis mining and visualization He believes that the well being of society resides in

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/wangyu (2016-04-29)
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  • yesica | MIT Center for Civic Media
    ELECTRONICA yesica s blog Where are we at with CRONICAS DE HEROES Hero Reports this year 2012 Submitted by yesica on May 7 2012 1 18pm Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Where are we at with CRONICAS DE HEROES Hero Reports this year 2012 yesica s blog CRONICAS DE HEROES 1st Anniversary Submitted by yesica on December 20 2011 11 37am CRÓNICAS DE HÉROES an implementation in México of Hero Reports celebrates today DEC 20 2011 its first anniversary Yesica Guera the Director of the initiative as well as the team behind of CRÓNICAS DE HÉROES in Mexico would like to thank all of those who have supported us during the past year and would like to give a general overview of what has been accomplished and where we stand The team of CRÓNICAS DE HÉROES has been quite busy for the past twelve months Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about CRONICAS DE HEROES 1st Anniversary yesica s blog CRONICAS DE HEROES on New Terrain Submitted by yesica on August 4 2011 6 09pm For the past seven months the Center for Civic Media has advised on a campaign of positive thinking in Cd Juárez Mexico CRÓNICAS DE HÉROES The blog post Cd Juárez Mex CRONICAS DE HEROES OTRA CARA OTRA HISTORIA summarizes to a great extent the development of this initiative in that city Looking back it has been especially interesting for the CRÓNICAS team to see how a web based project has become a mixture of mechanisms in which social contacts and active procedures have been reflected both online and on daily participation Currently CRÓNICAS DE HÉROES is exploring new terrain planning on launching bi national implementations along the U S Mexican border striving to unite sister pair cities

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  • Польза | MIT Center for Civic Media
    sphere and guided primarily by family values rather than career ambitions in the professional sphere While such view of women does widely reflect reality in Uzbekistan it becomes too easy to be blinded by it and overlook some important localized activist efforts on the part of women Women s activism in Uzbekistan does take place and it has been driven by individual female activists work as well as collective women s protests organized for different reasons at different points in history of independent Uzbekistan Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Project proposal Women s activism in Uzbekistan Польза s blog Delivering inspiring narratives from all over the world theory of change Submitted by Польза on October 8 2013 12 43am My original idea was to write a paper analyzing what makes civic movements that employ media and originate from repressed communities possible and successful The intended goal of the project would be to give me and others a clue about what kind of conditions help enthusiasm to bring about change within a community be actualized through collective effort The discovered conditions could then be related to other communities to see if this particular experience or some parts of it can be applied in a different context The ultimate goal was inspiration for action Yet the more I thought about this the more I doubted that I could come up with specific enough how to conclusion that could be universally applied to other environments An academic paper or case study would not be relatable to audience from different places and communities it would not inspire them Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Delivering inspiring narratives from all over the world theory of change Польза s blog 1 comment The use of media and

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  • Lorrie LeJeune | MIT Center for Civic Media
    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 Lorrie LeJeune Bio Lorrie LeJeune is Assistant Director of C4FCM to which she brings a diverse background in science technology and publishing Lorrie began her career in pharmaceutical development but her fascination with writing editing illustration and Macintosh computers eventually led her into a career in publishing at the MIT Press the University of Michigan Press and O Reilly Media where she spent nearly nine years as a product manager editor and cover illustrator In past incarnations Lorrie was the program manager at France Telecom s R D lab in

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  • Andrew Whitacre | MIT Center for Civic Media
    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 Andrew Whitacre Bio Andrew conducts the communications efforts for the MIT Comparative Media Studies program websites press relations and project and event publicity including those of the Center for Future Civic Media and the Singapore MIT GAMBIT Game Lab A native of Washington D C he holds a B A in communication from Wake Forest University and an M F A in creative writing from Emerson College His marketing and P R skills were honed first at Houghton Mifflin and later at Tufts University He was also the long

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/team/andrew-whitacre (2016-04-29)
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  • natematias's blog | MIT Center for Civic Media
    in my talk on discrimination and other social problems online at the Platform Cooperativism conference start at 1 00 30 mark In this post I outline my current thinking on this question I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Monitoring Explaining and Intervening Field Experiments and Social Justice Mentorship Intellectual Freedom and a Great Environment For Research My MSR Internship at the Social Media Collective Submitted by natematias on January 14 2016 11 05pm The hardest part of being a PhD intern at the Social Media Collective last summer happened on weekday mornings On those mornings when I joined the optional Writing Power Hour we would sit together at a long table overlooking the Charles River and write For one or two hours we committed to silence collectively focusing on our work For a community of caring scholars who love sharing ideas and love to be with each other staying quiet was no small challenge and not just because Tarleton Gillespie and Mary Gray seem full of energy and perpetually on the cusp of a mischievous joke Everyone is just too curious to stay in their own heads for very long Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Mentorship Intellectual Freedom and a Great Environment For Research My MSR Internship at the Social Media Collective A New Starting Point for Understanding Online Harassment Submitted by natematias on November 20 2015 2 05pm If you re a platform designer or a researcher just starting to look into the issue of online harassment where is a good place to start To help you out we have created an Online Harassment Resource Guide which covers academic research on the topic In the months after I led the research team on a peer reviewed report about harassment on Twitter many designers platform operators and advocates have asked me if there s any academic research about online harassment and what it says As a researcher I felt the opposite problem Online harassment and abuse have motivated so much research that it can be hard to wade through it all especially because the research often appears in fields that rarely talk to each other In many cases designers and advocates propose great ideas that have also been tried elsewhere approaches whose benefits and problems have already been discussed at length Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about A New Starting Point for Understanding Online Harassment 9 Working Examples of Platform Cooperatives Submitted by natematias on November 13 2015 8 22pm Having spent a day here in New York City discussing the idea of platform cooperatives the conversation shifted this evening with a showcase of nine actual cooperative organizations and technologies image by Jojo Karlin Starting out the conversation was New York City Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo She talked about first hearing about the idea of worker owned businesses at a conference by the Federation of

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