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Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Enabling human-machine collaborations for listening, learning and engagig across communities
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...
All people are created equal, but in the eyes of the algorithm, not all faces are just yet.A new study from MIT and Microsoft r...
A new review of face recognition software found that, when identifying gender, the software is most accurate for men with light skin...
Examination of facial-analysis software shows error rate of 0.8 percent for light-skinned men, 34.7 percent for dark-skinned women.
New research out of MIT’s Media Lab is underscoring what other experts have reported or at least suspected before: facial recognition tec...
Helping readers slow down, ask questions, and find reasoned opposing views may foster civil discourse online
Creating technology for social change
“Welcome to the System! Together we will change the world!”These are the words I found scrawled at the bottom of a web page, right next t...
Shifting the narrative away from the issue being purely a law and order problem
Transforming data into knowledge
We have Catherine D’Ignazio on the show this week to talk about feminist data visualization. Catherine is Assistant Profes...
Esra’a Al Shafei is the Founder and Director of Majal, a nonprofit that helps build communities and digital platforms that cele...
Take control of your social feed.Gobo is a social media aggregator with filters you control. You can use Gobo to control what’s edited ou...
A platform for users to dynamically generate unique atlases of publicly available data based on their movement in the city.
The news is probably one of the first things people check in the morning, but how much does what you know and understand about the world ...
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
Director of the MIT Center for Civic Media Ethan Zuckerman talks about activism, technology and the future of the digital ecosystem.
News organizations these days are spending a lot of time and energy making sure that data plays a central role in their newsrooms. But fe...
The CivilServant project supports online communities to run their own experiments on the effects of moderation practices on antisocial be...
Mission Wildlife is a research collaboration between San Diego Zoo Global and the MIT Center for Civic Media to explore the pot...
To gain insights into how digital technologies can make local governments more responsive and deepen citizen engagement, we are studying ...
Graeff, Erhardt, Stempeck, Matt, & Zuckerman, Ethan. 2014 ‘The Battle for “Trayvon Martin”: Mapping a Media Controversy Online and Off-line.’ First Monday, 19, no. 2.
Graeff, Erhardt. 2015. ‘Binders Full of Election Memes: Participatory Culture Invades the 2012 U.S. Election.’ Civic Media Project.
Graeff, Erhardt. 2016. ‘Strike Debt and the Rolling Jubilee—Building a Debt Resistance Movement.’ In Gordon, E. & Mihailidis, P., eds., Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 137–146.
Graeff, Erhardt. 2016. ‘Youth Digital Activism.’ In Youth Civic Engagement: United Nations World Youth Report. New York, NY: United Nations, pp. 95–107.
Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems—the relationships between professional and citizen media, between online and offl...
Since the killing of Michael Brown, the Black Lives Matter movement has organized on social media to draw attention to the deaths of unar...
Open Gender Tracker is a suite of open-source tools and APIs that make it easy for newsrooms and media monitors to collect metrics and ga...
The Passing On project uses data from 20 years of New York Times stories about society's heroes, leaders, and visionaries to "reader-sour...
Action Path is a mobile app to help people learn about and engage with issues in their community. The app uses push notifications tied to...
Citizens and journalists are increasingly choosing to live stream civic events. But live streams are currently hard to find and lack in-d...
Everyone in the city is an expert on their own experience of that city. So how might we integrate new forms of citizen input into the pla...
Every country has a brand, negative or positive, and that brand is mediated in part by its global press coverage. We are measuring and ra...