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Joi Ito's 9 Principles of the Media Lab on Vimeo
"In a brief address delivered at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, Media Lab director Joi Ito proposed the "9 Principles" that will guide the Media Lab's work under his leadership… some in pointed contrast to those of the Lab's founder, Nicholas Negroponte.

Ito's principles are:

1. Disobedience over compliance
2. Pull over push
3. Compasses over maps
4. Emergence over authority
5. Learning over education
6. Resilience over strength
7. Systems over objects
8. Risk over safety
9. Practice over theory"
joiito  mitmedialab  disobedience  compliance  authority  emergence  learning  education  resilience  systemsthinking  systems  2014  practice  process  risk  risktaking  safety  leadership  administration  tcsnmy  lcproject  openstudioproject  knightfoundation  money  academia  internet  culture  business  mbas  innovation  permission  startups  power  funding  journalism  hardware  highered  highereducation  agile  citizenjournalism  nicholasnegroponte  citizenscience  medialab 
december 2014 by robertogreco
What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson: — The Message — Medium
"This isn’t about Facebook per se—maybe it will do a good job, maybe not—but the fact that algorithmic filtering, as a layer, controls what you see on the Internet. Net neutrality (or lack thereof) will be yet another layer determining this. This will come on top of existing inequalities in attention, coverage and control.

Twitter was also affected by algorithmic filtering. “Ferguson” did not trend in the US on Twitter but it did trend locally. [I’ve since learned from @gilgul that that it *briefly* trended but mostly trended at localities.] So, there were fewer chances for people not already following the news to see it on their “trending” bar. Why? Almost certainly because there was already national, simmering discussion for many days and Twitter’s trending algorithm (said to be based on a method called “term frequency inverse document frequency”) rewards spikes… So, as people in localities who had not been talking a lot about Ferguson started to mention it, it trended there though the national build-up in the last five days penalized Ferguson.

Algorithms have consequences.

Mass media, typically, does not do very well covering chronic problems of unprivileged populations, poor urban blacks bear the brunt of this, but they are not alone. Rural mostly white America, too, is almost always ignored except for the occasional “meth labs everywhere” story. But yesterday, many outlets were trying, except police didn’t let them. Chris Hayes says that police ordered satellite trucks off the area so that they could not go live from the area. Washington Post was only one outlet whose journalists were arrested — citizen journalists were targeted as well.

On the scrappy live feed kept up by frequently tear-gassed, coughing citizen journalists, I heard the announcements calling on them to “turn off their cameras.”

But maybe in the future, they don’t have to bother to arrest journalists and force cameras off. In California, legislation is being considered for “kill switches” in phones — a feature I honestly cannot imagine a good use for this in the United States.

The citizen journalists held on, even as choked from the gas, some traditional media started going live from the region, and today, it’s on the front page of many newspapers.

Maybe, just maybe, there can be a national conversation on these topics long-ignored outside these communities. That’s not everything: it may be a first step, or it may get drowned out.

But at least, we are here.

But I’m not quite sure that without the neutral side of the Internet—the livestreams whose “packets” were fast as commercial, corporate and moneyed speech that travels on our networks, Twitter feeds which are not determined by an opaque corporate algorithms but my own choices,—we’d be having this conversation.

So, I hope that in the coming days, there will be a lot written about race in America, about militarization of police departments, lack of living wage jobs in large geographic swaths of the country.

But keep in mind, Ferguson is also a net neutrality issue. It’s also an algorithmic filtering issue. How the internet is run, governed and filtered is a human rights issue.

And despite a lot of dismal developments, this fight is far from over, and its enemy is cynicism and dismissal of this reality.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

What happens to #Ferguson affects what happens to Ferguson."
zeyneptufekci  censorship  internet  netneutrality  twitter  facebook  news  media  2014  ferguson  algortihms  class  race  economics  television  tv  citizenjournalism 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Rashomon Project
"Recent protests, political unrest, and news events have been well documented with digital video and photos posted online on sites like YouTube. As smartphones grow in popularity, this trend will accelerate. Yet it remains difficult to obtain a comprehensive view of contested events from the many individual photos and video accounts. The result is that viewers often draw contradictory conclusions by seeing only parts of the available material. The Rashomon Project is developing an online toolkit that will facilitate rapidly assembly and public review of "Multi-Perspective Chronologies" where many videos are time-aligned and displayed simultaneously. Initial experiments with vanilla iPhone and Android video show that temporal metadata embedded in the digital files can be used to do a very close alignment. Once they are closely aligned, audio signals from video can be processed to further refine the alignment. Such a toolkit will benefit the public, citizen journalists, and ideally courts or commissions charged with investigating disputed incidents. Our goal is to allow the public (potentially hundreds of thousands of viewers) to gain a much better understanding of contested events from user-generated photos and video than is currently possible."

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srg  rashomon  audio  journalism  perception  perspective  documentary  video  film  onlinetoolkit  multi-perspectivechronologies  citizenjournalism  time  chronology  iphone  android  storytelling  usergenerated  krisfallon  darkmatterproject 
may 2013 by robertogreco
HiperBarrio llega a El Peñol: el periodismo ciudadano da un paso más en Colombia – Periodismo Ciudadano
"Diego, Nancy, Julián, Estefanía y otros 18 muchachos de El Peñol, acudieron el sábado 27 de noviembre a la cita que los llevó a fundar la séptima comunidad digital que, bajo el nombre de HiperBarrio, agrupa en Colombia a núcleos de creadores multimediales que el año pasado ganaran 10 mil euros y el gran premio internacional Golden Nica en Linz, Austria.

Con desbordante entusiasmo los chicos se tomaron las instalaciones de la biblioteca y la sala de computadores de la Casa de la Cultura de dicho municipio, situado a hora y media de la capital provincial, Medellín."
citizenjournalism  citizenmedia  medellin  colombia  medellín  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world | Video on
"Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" -- the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy editing Wikipedia, posting to Ushahidi (and yes, making LOLcats), we're building a better, more cooperative world."
clayshirky  cognitivesurplus  collaboration  knowledge  psychology  twitter  trends  ted  technology  socialmedia  surplus  community  change  sharing  cognitive  internet  culture  citizenjournalism  onebreakstheother  intrinsicmotivation  motivation  economics  goodwill 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Global Voices Online
"Global Voices seeks to aggregate, curate, and amplify the global conversation online - shining light on places and people other media often ignore. We work to develop tools, institutions and relationships that will help all voices, everywhere, to be hear
global  blogs  activism  community  world  research  reference  international  aggregator  blogging  citizenjournalism  democracy  folksonomy  perspective  participatory 
june 2008 by robertogreco
…My heart’s in Accra » Homophily, serendipity, xenophilia
“Homophily can make you stupid…[I]t’s possible to miss huge trends, changes and opportunities by talking solely to people who agree with you…xenophiles are uniquely equipped to thrive in a globalizing world"
journalism  homophily  media  internet  culture  serendipity  ethanzuckerman  global  empathy  citizenjournalism  activism  xenophobia  xenophily 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Envíe sus fotos de los cacerolazos
"Si tiene imágenes de los cacerolazos en Capital y también en otras localidades del interior del país, por favor, envíe sus fotos y videos a la siguiente casilla" Clarín crowdsources the cacerolazo coverage
crowdsourcing  buenosaires  argentina  web  online  citizenjournalism  yearoff  politics  protest  photography  participatory  media 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Why a journalism class leans toward Obama - Lost Remote TV Blog
"Obama campaign treated us like pros - called back within minutes, set up interviews, got press passes, went out of way to make campaign accessible...Clinton campaign didn’t return single phone call, provide press access...virtually nothing to encourage
citizenjournalism  blogs  hillaryclinton  barackobama  elections  2008  media  press  accessibility 
february 2008 by robertogreco
News Events, User Events, People >> all categories :: rejoices - pakistan - wisconsin
"goal: create a global community that shares news, videos, images and opinions tied to events and people that have impact. Unlike a traditional news portal, our style of presentation creates new contexts in which stories are tied together in order to prov
allvoices  citizen  currentevents  global  journalism  media  news  citizenjournalism  mobile  phones  texting  sms  vidoe  photography  images  maps  mapping  context  blogs  blogging  local  localization  unmediated  crowdsourcing 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Emily’s Playground » AllVoices Launches Participatory News Hybrid
"Providing multiple points of view by inviting mobile voice & text messages, images & videos from field & weaving them with local & regional news stories, wire services & blog posts, Allvoices creates context around local events & begins to make clearer p
allvoices  citizenjournalism  journalism  mobile  phones  texting  sms  vidoe  photography  images  maps  mapping  news  context  blogs  blogging  local  localization  unmediated  crowdsourcing 
february 2008 by robertogreco
EveryBlock: A news feed for your block.
"The easiest way to keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city — like restaurant inspections in Chinatown, crimes in the Loop or everything around 473 Kent Ave."
aggregator  business  cartography  cities  citizenjournalism  chicago  nyc  civics  community  crime  data  database  datavisualization  government  hyperlocal  information  multimedia  media  maps  mapping  locative  location  local  location-based  networking  newmedia  socialnetworking  social  software  visualization  webdesign  travel  urban  usability  journalism  innovation  sanfrancisco  news  neighborhoods  webdev 
january 2008 by robertogreco
The journalism that bloggers actually do - Los Angeles Times
"I asked friends in the blogosphere to help me put together a list of examples [of]...Blog sites doing exactly what he says blog sites don't do: "the patient sifting of fact, the acknowledgment that assertion is not evidence ... the depiction of real life
journalism  blogging  blogs  citizen  reference  skeptics  citizenjournalism  media  newmedia  culture  critique  standards  online  news  amateur 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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