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The Center for Civic Media hosts weekly lunches, welcoming guests to discuss or present their work in an informal setting. To learn about upcoming Civic Lunches, visit civic.mit.edu. Food is free, but RSVP is required.


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Coco Fusco, "The Revolution Recodified: Social Media and Independent Culture in Cuba Today"

Coco Fusco, "The Revolution Recodif...

Added 2 months ago | 01:13:32 | 313 views

Coco Fusco discusses how independent journalists, activists, artists and musicians are using social media in Cuba to create an autonomous public sphere. Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer and a MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT...

Strike Debt and the Moral Argument for Debt Resistance

Strike Debt and the Moral Argument ...

Added 7 months ago | 00:22:07 | 322 views

From Ann Larson and Aaron Smith: In 2012, as part of Strike Debt, we launched the Rolling Jubilee, a project to purchase debt for pennies on the dollar and abolish it. The campaign, which erased almost $16 million in debt for people in...

Stephan Urbach: "Revolution and Technology: a Political Framing

Stephan Urbach: "Revolution and Tec...

Added 7 months ago | 01:18:48 | 494 views

The activist group Telecomix works to circumvent surveillance, and to promote internet freedom and human rights. During the 2011 uprisings in North Africa, Telecomix activists helped to bypass technologies of censorship and communication...

Seamus Kraft, "Creating Open Law and Crowdsourced Legislation"

Seamus Kraft, "Creating Open Law an...

Added 1 year ago | 01:05:42 | 1000 views

The law is the most important data set in every democracy, and making law is the most important civic process. Yet the law is often the hardest information to find, use and build with, while the lawmaking process is often the most opaque...

Morgan Marquis-Boire, "This Mess We're In: The Changing Landscape of Digital Surveillance"

Morgan Marquis-Boire, "This Mess We...

Added 1 year ago | 01:11:28 | 498 views

For the last couple years, Morgan has focused on tracking and preventing digital attacks against high risk user groups - primarily journalists, dissidents, and activists. Increasingly, these attacks are being carried out by nation-states...

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