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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 res…
A new review of face recognition software found that, when identifying gender, the software is most accurate for men with light skin&n…
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 techn…
Helping readers slow down, ask questions, and find reasoned opposing views may foster civil discourse online
“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 to …
Shifting the narrative away from the issue being purely a law and order problem
We have Catherine D’Ignazio on the show this week to talk about feminist data visualization. Catherine is Assistant Professo…
Esra’a Al Shafei is the Founder and Director of Majal, a nonprofit that helps build communities and digital platforms that celebr…
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 fewe…
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.
Since the killing of Michael Brown, the Black Lives Matter movement has organized on social media to draw attention to the deaths of unarme…
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 gain…
The Passing On project uses data from 20 years of New York Times stories about society's heroes, leaders, and visionaries to "reader-source…
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 plann…
Every country has a brand, negative or positive, and that brand is mediated in part by its global press coverage. We are measuring and rank…