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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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From the Net to Your Neighborhood: Using the Web to Connect Your Community and Encourage Civic Engagement

From the Net to Your Neighborhood: ...

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:57:00 | 52149 views

Recorded by Cambridge Community Television... NeighborMedia Presents: From the Net to Your Neighborhood Panel Discussion Whether you want to raise awareness about an important local issue or gather people for a community event, you can...

Government Transparency and Collaborative Journalism

Government Transparency and Collabo...

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:54:00 | 12630 views

Linda Fantin and Ellen Miller, with moderator Chris Csikszentmihalyi In December, the Obama administration directed federal agencies and departments to implement "principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration," includin...

Rick Borovoy unveils first sign, outside MassArt

Rick Borovoy unveils first LostInBo...

Added over 8 years ago | 00:09:18 | 30396 views

Rick Borovoy, Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab and the Center for Future Civic Media, proudly unveils the first Lost in Boston sign. is a general-purpose web tool that cities can use to get citizens involved in c...

Plenary: "News, Nerds and Nabes": H...

Added over 8 years ago | 01:42:50 | 30695 views

Alberto Ibarguen, Eric Klinenberg, and Henry Jenkins

Plenary: "Flesh and Bits: Informati...

Added over 8 years ago | 01:36:53 | 26195 views

With Chris Csikszentmihályi, Ben Fry, Matt Carroll, and Martin Wattenberg What we know, how we know it, and what we do with it are all tightly coupled, and the relationships between them change as do our systems for producing, represent...

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