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Bustling with Information: Cities, Code, and Civics

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

How can information systems rewrite our understanding of civics, governance, and communication, to solve old problems and create new opportunities in our communities?

Civic Tools: The Latest from the Center for Future Civic Media

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

See open-to-the-public demos of the latest, greatest civic media tools from researchers at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, the leader in cutting-edge community-based technology.

Cultural Resistance

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

A talk with Steve Kurtz about models and techniques for public interventions and soft subversions aimed at undermining authoritarian tendencies.

Design for Vulnerable Populations

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

What can designers do to better connect with the communities and individuals they wish to serve? How can design projects avoid patronizing attitudes and economic colonialization? How can a designer be effective in promoting social change while following their conscience?

Civic Disobedience

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

Are changes in the communications environment enabling protest in a way we've not seen before? Is civic disobedience easier, or perhaps more effective?

Civic Games

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

Insights, tools, and practices from gaming are increasingly integrated across different areas of life, leading to talk of the 'gamification' of everything -- including civic media.

Civic Maps

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

Laura Kurgan and Jeff Warren discuss the steps developers, practitioners, and researchers can take to help build the field of civic mapping.

Mapping Media Ecosystems

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

How do we understand, map, visualize, and ultimately shape the flow of texts across an increasingly diverse and complex media ecosystem?

Mapping Media Ecosystems

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

How do we understand, map, visualize, and ultimately shape the flow of texts across an increasingly diverse and complex media ecosystem?

Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

By exploring the rich variety of otaku culture from multiple perspectives, Mimi Ito will provide fascinating insights into the present and future of cultural production and distribution in the digital age.