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  • natematias | MIT Center for Civic Media
    research on chilling effects Jon is a lawyer Oxford researcher and a research fellow at the the University of Toronto s Citizen Lab What is a chilling effect The idea theorized in a US context by Schauer in 1978 was that laws might have an effect on legal protected and desired activities Judges have been skeptical about this idea In Laird v Tatum judges claimed that chilling effects were not a cognizable injury In response to recent NSA cases chilling effects were dismissed as too speculative Scholars agree Kendrick argued that chilling effects have a flimsy empirical basis Many open questions remain including the magnitude of chilling effects and their reach In his dissertation Jon set out to answer some of those questions Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about The Effects of Surveillance and Copyright Law on Speech Jon Penney at Berkman natematias s blog reddit Moderators Let s Test Theories of Moderation Together Submitted by natematias on February 10 2016 1 01pm Are you a reddit moderator or the creator of software to support moderation bots browser plugins etc Do you have questions about the effectiveness of your tools or your approach to moderation Over the next few months I m looking for moderators tool builders and experienced community members to design moderation experiments together to answer questions or debates that your subreddits have about moderation TLDR Are you involved in debates about the impact of subreddit moderation policies on your communities Let s Talk If you are interested send me reddit mail at u natematias or participate in the r TheoryOfReddit conversation about this research Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about reddit Moderators Let s Test Theories of Moderation Together natematias s blog Designing The Numbers That Govern Wikipedia Aaron Halfaker on Machine Learning in Large Scale Open Production Submitted by natematias on February 5 2016 11 01pm How can we engineer open production at scale and what can we learn from feminist critiques of technology that could help us achieve those goals At the Berkman Center this Tuesday video Aaron Halfaker talked about the challenges of scaling large scale cooperation the values that motivate efforts to keep that cooperation going and lessons from Feminist Science and Technology Studies for maintaining large scale socio technical endeavors like Wikipedia Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Designing The Numbers That Govern Wikipedia Aaron Halfaker on Machine Learning in Large Scale Open Production natematias s blog Monitoring Explaining and Intervening Field Experiments and Social Justice Submitted by natematias on January 20 2016 10 16pm What role can field experiments and other causal research play in efforts toward social justice in social computing Aren t experiments tools for reductionistic top down paternalism How could causal inference ever support grassroots approaches to social justice This question is a central struggle in my effort to decide a dissertation topic The idea of participatory experimentation motivated me to work on the cornhole experiment

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  • From User to Citizen - Erhardt Graeff at TICTec 2016 | MIT Center for Civic Media
    concerning What kind of citizens are we building When you look back to education scholars we can find models for civic educaton that create different types of citizens Westheimer and Kahne 2004 Personally Responsible folks that are following rules Participatory Citizens the organizers that try to activate others Justice Oriented folks looking at systemic problems and how to solve them While we do need all three types we don t need everyone to be all of these We have to redefine what it mans to participate in society now it is about getting the skills and experience participate and engage with others online and offline We need a definition of civic learning so he uses Merrifield s one from 2001 include knowledge abilities and dispositions Knowledge is about awareness of tools theories of changes and experiences to bring to bear Abilities is broad anything you can do to help bring about change Dispositions are the values you bring and your sense of efficacy we need to understand how youth thinks about this and how it grows You need a combination of all three of these to get there Merrifield says this is about linking to existing experience practicing democracy and solving problems You have to engage with things in different ways include scaffolding to on board folks and allow for deeper self reflection to close the loop This last bit is about how we learn Have to participate in communities of practice and more So you can map Civic Tech in multiple ways but civic learning has to be at the center of it Doing this well requires all methods to understand this well longitudinal psychometric surveys ethnographic insights and pre post tests This has to get deeper than if you feel efficacy today to include the context and culture behind it We have to built up a set of validated tools to assess learning Erhardt admits he hasn t done this it is a shared challenge we need to work on Shute s Stealth Assessment approach about instrumenting video games is inspirational in how to determine learning over time He pivots to talk about Action Path as an example a tool he has been building with Rahul Bhargava me at the MIT Center for Civic Media Imagine walking through your community and being alerted via a notification on your smart phone to ask you for input on an issue up for public debate This is attempt to lower the cost of engagement for participation His goals including increasing quantity and quality of engagement increase knowledge of city and increase sense of efficacy This is design based research where we try something new to see how it goes He assessed this via ethnographic interviews with participants In partnerships with SeeClickFix in New Haven he found 14 people to work with Every interaction with the app was logged with time and location to assess if they are doing the behaviors designed into it He starts with qualitative aspects to understand how

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  • rahulb | MIT Center for Civic Media
    S and in selected developing countries Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Hiring a Researcher Community Manager for Media Cloud rahulb s blog Hiring a Technical Lead for Media Cloud Submitted by rahulb on January 28 2016 1 43pm Come help us build the next generation of tools to collect and understand online media coverage about issues that matter Our MediaCloud project is hiring a Technical Lead to shape both the concept and contribute to the hands on development of our existing tools and new ones This is an amazing chance to work on software that can directly impact our understanding of public health communication and gender norms online Lots of big data quantitative text analysis and social good We re looking for someone to work with us locally here in Cambridge MA or remotely the team is already scattered all over the world It d be helpful to have experience with managing and building out large software architectures for storing huge amounts of text data leading a team of developers and designers and good at delegating to them communicating ideas to non technical people planning large architectures involving multiple technologies and software language Read the full job description Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Hiring a Technical Lead for Media Cloud rahulb s blog Introducing DataBasic io Submitted by rahulb on January 12 2016 11 31am We re pleased to announce the launch of DataBasic io a suite of simple web based tools and hands on activities that help you get started learning to work with data The tools are geared towards journalists non profits activist groups and students Rather than just building data tools to make a pretty charts we ve designed these with learners in mind and we made

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  • Educating for Democracy | MIT Center for Civic Media
    democracy requires communicative competence the ability to deliberate by taking account of all perspectives on an issue with recognized intersubjectivity Haste class lecture slides February 2 2016 The role of civil discourse is regarded as important by scholars throughout the civic education conversation whether that takes the shape of mock debates in government class or engaging local community members in dialogue through service learning II Kinds of Citizenship In What Kind of Citizen Joel Westheimer and Joseph Kahne ask what kind of citizen is needed to support effective democracy Drawing on democratic theory and their findings from a two year study of U S education programs that promote democracy they develop three conceptions of the good citizen personally responsible participatory and justice oriented While personal responsibility is a value that is held widely and often taken for granted as a definition of citizenship the authors make the case that There is nothing inherently democratic about personally responsible citizenship and specifically undemocratic practices are sometimes associated with programs that rely exclusively on notions of personal responsibility Westheimer Kahne 2004 p 248 The conflation of this ideologically conservative conception of citizenship with the broad notion of civic education is pernicious to the role education must play in strengthening democracy today However notions of citizenship as personally responsible in combination with the participatory and or justice oriented approaches are essential to reclaiming the narrative of civic education as one that promotes participation and strengthens democracy Such frameworks of citizenship necessarily employ civic discourse critical thought participation in civic life and the pursuit of justice III Forms of Patriotism In Once Upon A Time when Patriotism Was What You Did Gloria Ladson Billings looks at the dissonance between patriotic rhetoric during George W Bush s second term and the reality of grave inequality brought to light by hurricane Katrina The slow response of federal aid and the racialized poverty exposed in the disaster stripped away the veneer of equity and justice in which American society regularly cloaks itself Ladson Billings 2007 p 19 Ladson Billings explains her own contested relationship to the idea of patriotism as an African American who grew up in the 1950 s and 1960 s with the simple and potent notion that It is hard to remain patriotic when confronted with a government that cannot be counted on in the face of a disaster Ladson Billings 2007 p 19 The premise she drives home through the discourses of patriotism democracy and inequality that shroud the disaster of hurricane Katrina is that patriotism is not what you say it s what you do Ladson Billing s challenge of a narrow patriotism is visible in the rise of what Westheimer identifies as an authoritarian patriotism Westheimer 2007 p 173 as a phenomenon that grew markedly in the aftermath of September 11th Westheimer s work traces educational policies like mandates to create time in the school day for reciting the pledge of allegiance or social studies curriculum guidelines which assert the superiority of

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/blog/aly-kreikemeier/educating-for-democracy (2016-04-29)
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  • Aly Kreikemeier | MIT Center for Civic Media
    by the Civic and Moral Education Initiative it was an even bigger surprise when I began to find resonances in the new civics dialogue unfolding at HGSE and the conversations I ve entered through the Introduction to Civic Media course Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Educating for Democracy Aly Kreikemeier s blog Media Stories and Boston youth Submitted by Aly Kreikemeier on February 29 2016 7 46am Those who do not have the power over the story that dominates their lives the power to retell it rethink it deconstruct it joke about it and change it as times change truly are powerless because they cannot think new thoughts Salman Rushdie Story is powerful Whether the his stories ingested through schooling the discourses given voice in the news or the identities composed in popular culture we make the world and are made by the world through narrative Politicians get this media scholars get this the youth get this Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Media Stories and Boston youth Aly Kreikemeier s blog Duplicity Access and Digital Inequality Submitted by Aly Kreikemeier on February 22 2016 10 25pm This week in Civic Media we discussed readings about digital inequality and blogospheres in Cuba and had the privilege of hearing from Paloma Duong who looks at digital media youth culture and the public sphere in contemporary Havana Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Duplicity Access and Digital Inequality Aly Kreikemeier s blog My introduction to Civic Media Submitted by Aly Kreikemeier on February 18 2016 10 52pm I am a Master s student studying civic engagement and socially engaged art at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard and am excited to study civic media here I m new

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  • Upcoming Events | MIT Center for Civic Media
    MIT Center for Civic Media No events scheduled ALL EVENTS 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

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  • joyab | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Civic Media joyab Joy Buolamwini www code4rights org Recent blog posts by joyab Exploring Citizen Sensing Submitted by joyab on November 22 2015 1 46pm MOTIVATIONS Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Exploring Citizen Sensing joyab s blog 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

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  • joyab | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Civic Media joyab Joy Buolamwini www code4rights org Recent blog posts by joyab Exploring Citizen Sensing Submitted by joyab on November 22 2015 1 46pm MOTIVATIONS Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Exploring Citizen Sensing joyab s blog 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

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