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MIT Center for Civic Media

The Center for Civic Media supports research at MIT to innovate civic media tools and practices and test them in communities. Bridging two established programs at MIT—one known for inventing alternate technical futures, the other for identifying the cultural and social potential of media change—the Center for Future Civic Media is a joint effort between the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. It is made possible by a four-year grant from the Knight Foundation.

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Annette Kim, "Sidewalk Rights in Vietnam"

Annette Kim, "Sidewalk Rights in Vi...

Added 2 years ago | 00:41:29 | 1213 views

Maps both conceal and reveal. City planning maps continue to privilege built form and an idealized public with assumed spatial practices. Annette discusses the experimental maps of her research group SLAB that analyze ubiquitous and over...

Storython Video

Storython Video

Added 2 years ago | 00:02:12 | 863 views



Added almost 3 years ago | 00:00:10 | 1114 views

Peer-to-Peer Politics: Moving Beyond Left and Right

Peer-to-Peer Politics: Moving Beyon...

Added almost 3 years ago | 01:31:01 | 3044 views

Monday, November 5, 2012, 6:00pmHosted by Aaron Naparstek, visiting scholar at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning.An election eve conversation with Steven Johnson, author of "Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Network...

Crowdsourcing Crisis: How Civic Media Informs Breaking News

Crowdsourcing Crisis: How Civic Med...

Added over 4 years ago | 01:26:00 | 11213 views

The first half of 2011 has seen dramatic events — some tragic, others encouraging — take place across the globe. From revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia to an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, breaking news has been reported...

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