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  • beckyh | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Walking Tours and Anti Surveillance Community Organizing Submitted by beckyh on February 24 2014 8 22pm contributors Sarah Reilly Design Action Collective Salima Hamirani Jesse Strauss Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Bex Hurwitz RAD MIT Center for Civic Media Mark Burdett EFF Emi Kane Allied Media Projects orig post date Oct 2013 UPDATE Check out Oakland Privacy Group s post for the latest about the DAC https oaklandprivacy wordpress com 2014 02 06 177 Surveillance Camera Map made from walking tour in Oakland CA Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about ICU Oakland Surveillance Camera Walking Tours and Anti Surveillance Community Organizing beckyh s blog But I Have Nothing to Hide Prism Break Up Workshop Submitted by beckyh on November 20 2013 4 03pm Contributors Seeta Gangadharan OTI Becky Hurwitz and Emi Kane AMP ICU On Oct 5 Eyebeam an art and technology institute in New York held an event called Prism Break Up Spanning 3 days Prism Break Up brought together privacy and security advocates researchers techies and artists to learn about and discuss issues of surveillance focusing mostly on online and digital surveillance in the United States Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about But I Have Nothing to Hide Prism Break Up Workshop beckyh s blog Value Driven Design a workshop Submitted by beckyh on October 9 2013 6 51pm Co written with Willow Brugh graphic by Willow link to the hackpad version of this post When you are designing a project for social justice where do you start In this workshop we practice value based design a method that helps us to design for large scale social impact and to relate this directly to how we plan and implement projects We envision the impacts we d like to contribute

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/beckyh (2016-04-29)
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  • mako | MIT Center for Civic Media
    selling technical books and a member of the Free Software Foundation board of directors He is an advisor to the Wikimedia Foundation and the One Laptop per Child project Hill as a Masters degree from the MIT Media Lab Benjamin s personal website Copyrighteous Blog Recent blog posts by mako Seeking Feedback from Stakeholders for Between the Bars Submitted by mako on December 2 2009 10 43am You may have seen Charlie DeTar speak recently about a project we are working on Between the Bars The current plan for the system is to allow inmates who do not have Internet access to blog by sending letters to a network of volunteers who can scan upload and transcribe them The goal is to provide inmates with a public outlet for expression and to allow the public to better understand what a real inmate s life is like We re looking for help and feedback perhaps from you in helping further design the project Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Seeking Feedback from Stakeholders for Between the Bars mako s blog Wikinews and Multiperspectival Reporting Submitted by mako on October 3 2007 1 40pm Wikinews is a wiki

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/mako (2016-04-29)
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  • csik | MIT Center for Civic Media
    2011 12 05pm As we wind the way toward the end of our four year grant I thought it would be nice to describe some of what we ve learned at MIT s Center for Future Civic Media C4 In the coming weeks I will call on a few of our researchers to offer similar blog reflections on our unique blend of communities information and action First though I want to describe some of the exciting project highlights from the last few weeks Because C4 is a multi disciplinary institution different projects end up affecting different audiences so I wanted to put them all in one post GrassrootsMapping org Jeff Warren s project continues to spread with new maps made in New York China and several other places by people with no MIT connection We have so many continuing uploads from communities in the Gulf that we recently had to purchase new RAID storage Good Magazine recently wrote about this growing project Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about MIT Produces a String of Civic Media Success Stories csik s blog Lost in Boston REALTIME Submitted by csik on March 13 2011 3 49pm For the last several months we have been testing a system called Lost in Boston REALTIME with a variety of community partners This video describes a bit about the project Rick Borovoy loves Boston but he hates how hard it is to figure out where one is Boston is tough to navigate and while our various government entities do their best to keep up governments are better at long term infrastructure than quickly updating signage in a fast moving dynamic city So Rick started looking at how businesses could help He proposed hosting real time transit signs in local businesses and non profits

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/csik (2016-04-29)
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  • xu | MIT Center for Civic Media
    alternative to traditional funding Institute on Higher Awesome Studies Recent blog posts by xu My job let me show you it Submitted by xu on July 6 2010 12 23pm Recently C4FCM sent out a job posting looking for a new outreach coordinator As the current outreach coordinator I d like to share some insider secrets about how awesome working here is Spoiler very Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/xu (2016-04-29)
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  • ckaman | MIT Center for Civic Media
    tree Perhaps because Obama has been compared to John F Kennedy quite often someone has recently posted Kennedy s 1961 inaugural address on the site Many Eyes allows users to publicly post data sets to visualize them in different ways Incidentally the technology is also powering the New York Times Visualization Lab Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Visualizing the Inaugural Address ckaman s blog New Media and the Presidential Inauguration Submitted by ckaman on January 16 2009 8 31am Wondering what innovative media projects are following President elect Obama s inauguration We have a few suggestions One of the most exciting is Inauguration Report a collaboration between NPR CBS News American University and volunteer programmers Users can participate via Twitter Flickr YouTube an iPhone app by including the phrase inaug09 0r dctrips09 pound signs are not required for flicker and youtube content The site is also mapping the location of reports nationwide As of late Thursday a couple of days before the start of the festivities the feed was already jumping Some posts offered congratulatory remarks to President elect Obama and others looked for last minute rides but the majority explained how to participate Other media outlets also gearing up for the events Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about New Media and the Presidential Inauguration ckaman s blog 1 comment Using Tech to Improve Healthcare in Local Communities Submitted by ckaman on December 12 2007 1 57pm In my work at the Center for Future Civic Media I ve been investigating ways that emerging technologies could be used to better the quality of healthcare in local communities I ve been particularly interested in exploring ways to improve the communication between doctors and their patients I recently spoke with Jay Parkinson no

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/ckaman (2016-04-29)
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  • schultzd | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Page One Remix Alpha Guide Submitted by schultzd on November 30 2011 2 28am Let me start by saying this blog post is short and boring This is intentional because I don t want it shared at all I just want to give a quick progress update and explain how to use Page One Remix in its current state That state will continue to improve before I consider the project ready to fully rock which is why I don t want it shared with the world yet don t get me wrong it rocks it just has some rough edges that need patching before it takes the world by storm Also I found out earlier today that I get to pick up a U Haul and move to a new apartment in about five hours Anyway I ve just about finished mastering and mutilating hackasaurus all changes so far have dealt with the user experience in some way There are still a few odds and ends I need to tweak on that regard but I want to just give the hackasaurus team major props for creating a pretty darn robust tool It s spectacular how much basic remix functionality is covered up front Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Page One Remix Alpha Guide schultzd s blog Anonymous Project Update Submitted by schultzd on November 27 2011 8 00pm I feel odd writing too many separate posts in one day My solution is a merger the post on Anonymous and Hacktivism is going to buy out my project update The terms of the buyout haven t been made public but money has already exchanged hands between the 1 so there is no going back Part 1 Anonymous My stalking of Anonymous and 4chan has always been an equal blend of scientific hilarious and disturbing I pay just enough attention to know what s going on but not enough to actually be part of the community Life is a lot better when you don t visit 4chan Of course I can t help the fact that the entire culture is absolutely fascinating Not to be hipster or anything but I wrote about Anonymous before it was cool in the age of protesting Scientology If you are curious about how anon functions as a hive mind then I highly suggest clicking that link not to read the article but to read the comments Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Anonymous Project Update schultzd s blog Remixing Mainstream Media Submitted by schultzd on November 2 2011 2 24am As we all know the most important part of any successful project is completely changing your idea at the last minute In that spirit I am about to present a progress update on a project that has nothing to do with the revamped IRC interface I outlined last time note that the IRC project isn t dead but I ll be working on it over IAP instead

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/schultzd (2016-04-29)
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  • d_martin | MIT Center for Civic Media
    a value in equalizing the power that comes from self construction blurring the role of creator and user Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Wanna Come Out and Play Community Engagement Technology Development d martin s blog Introducing the Department of Play Submitted by d martin on April 8 2010 11 46am This post originally appeared on the MIT CoLab Radio blog in Danielle Martin s Media Mindfulness column The Department of Play DoP is a working group of researchers developers and community practitioners at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media C4FCM bonded by a common value the design of new technologies and methodologies to support youth as active participants in their local urban neighborhoods We might glance at the teen sitting next to us on the bus with a smart phone and think Wow the digital divide is shrinking My first thought goes to all the youth who don t have access to mobile phones who also have things to say But I do see the divide diminishing when I see the wide smile of a Peruvian youth playing around with a big red balloon with a makeshift camera rig he made himself to

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/dmartin (2016-04-29)
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  • Dharmishta | MIT Center for Civic Media
    entrepreneurs which happened at MIT fall 2011 Dharmishta holds an Ed M from Harvard University and a B A in Design Media Arts from UCLA She is currently learning to do handstands Twitter Blog Recent blog posts by Dharmishta GoogleCN News Roundup Submitted by Dharmishta on January 13 2010 4 24am Editor s note I ve cross posted this entry on the Difficult Problems in Cyberlaw blog Today Google announced that they will slowly withdraw their search functionality from a censored China or in their words We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google cn and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law if at all We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google cn and potentially our offices in China I ve decided to amass together a collection of the most relevant and interesting points of view and facts coming out of today s news Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about GoogleCN News Roundup Dharmishta s blog 1 comment The Future of News for College Journalism A Few Questions Submitted by Dharmishta on April 29 2009 11 19pm Recently over at Populous we ve been grappling with a few huge questions none of them are new but they have interesting facets when put in the context of a college or community newspaper 1 What is the exact relationship between user generated content and news gathered by a newsroom In larger scale newspapers there are comments large maps and photo uploads We at the Daily Bruin where we ll be testing our software have a readership that can interact with the content on a

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