What’s New at the Center for Future Civic Media?

This second civic media forum centers on several of the Center for Future Civic Media’s most promising new projects. Advanced researchers from the Center describe their work and offer live demonstrations of their computing wizardry. The forum was moderated by Chris Csikszentmihalyi, director of the Center and the Media Lab’s Computing Culture research group.

Free and open to the public.

Presentations included:

Making Change
Landman Report Card – ExtrAct Team
Red Ink – Ryan O’Toole
Sensible Communities – Nadav Aharony
Sourcemap – Leo Bonanni and Matt Hockenberry

Crossing Borders
VirtualGaza – Josh Levinger
Microtourism – Rick Borovoy
Between the Bars – Charlie DeTar

Subjective Mapping
Awareness Mapping – Jay Silver
Lost in Boston – Rick Borovy
Newsflow/Cartagen – Jeff Warren

Rethinking News
OpenPark – Florence Gallez
Populous – Dharmishta Rood
Placeblogger – Lisa Williams
News Positioning System – ExtrAct team

Andrew Whitacre

About Andrew Whitacre

Andrew directs the communications efforts for CMS/W and its research groups. A native of Washington, D.C., he holds a degree in communication from Wake Forest University, with a minor in humanities, as well as an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. This work includes drawing up and executing strategic communications plans, with projects including website design, social media management and training, press outreach, product launches, fundraising campaign support, and event promotions.


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