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"PhotoVoice’s vision is for a world in which everybody has the opportunity to represent themselves and tell their own story PhotoVoice’s mission is to build skills within disadvantaged and marginalised communities. To achieve this, we utilise innovative participatory photography and digital storytelling methods. These skills enable individuals to represent themselves and create tools for advocacy and communication. Through this, and through developing partnerships, we deliver positive social change."
photography  marginal  community  participatory-culture  participation  ethnography  visual 
march 2017 by tsuomela
Compact Nation Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud
"Campus Compact brings you our newest way to stay connected to higher education community engagement: The Compact Nation Podcast. Tune in monthly for conversations with leading community engagement professionals, book and literature reviews, and discussions of important topics in the field of higher education and community engagement."
podcast  academia  education  engagement  community 
january 2017 by tsuomela
Partisans and Partners: The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society, Pacewicz
"There’s no question that Americans are bitterly divided by politics. But in Partisans and Partners, Josh Pacewicz finds that our traditional understanding of red/blue, right/left, urban/rural division is too simplistic. Wheels-down in Iowa—that most important of primary states—Pacewicz looks to two cities, one traditionally Democratic, the other traditionally Republican, and finds that younger voters are rejecting older-timers’ strict political affiliations. A paradox is emerging—as the dividing lines between America’s political parties have sharpened, Americans are at the same time growing distrustful of traditional party politics in favor of becoming apolitical or embracing outside-the-beltway candidates. Pacewicz sees this change coming not from politicians and voters, but from the fundamental reorganization of the community institutions in which political parties have traditionally been rooted. Weaving together major themes in American political history—including globalization, the decline of organized labor, loss of locally owned industries, uneven economic development, and the emergence of grassroots populist movements—Partisans and Partners is a timely and comprehensive analysis of American politics as it happens on the ground."
book  publisher  political-science  partisanship  history  20c  community  organization  business 
september 2016 by tsuomela
Scientist-Community Partnerships: Building Successful Collaborations | Union of Concerned Scientists
" By partnering with communities, scientists have a tremendous opportunity to advance democracy by improving community access to technical information. Scientist-community partnerships can help level the playing field for communities that are being shut out of important policy discussions, in part because they lack access to scientific information or the ability to evaluate and interpret technical findings. And the communities that have the least access to scientific and technical expertise are often those that most directly bear the burden of environmental and health hazards.  Recognizing the need for effective scientist-community partnerships, the Union of Concerned Scientists is taking an active role in fostering these collaborations through the Center for Science and Democracy. In September 2015, we convened a forum, Community Connections: Bringing Together Scientists and Local Voices, bringing together a diverse audience of community groups, science organizations, and other interested stakeholders to explore ways to overcome barriers to collaboration and make community/scientist partnerships more effective."
science  community  partnership  public-understanding 
july 2016 by tsuomela
Yellin's idea reminds me of my own dream at one time.
community  interdisciplinary  art  science 
july 2015 by tsuomela
"Each day, Sciencescape streams thousands of breaking papers to scientists, clinicians, educators, and students around the world so that they can incorporate new ideas, findings, methods and technologies into their work. "
science  communication  community  collaboration  recommendations 
march 2015 by tsuomela
National Council on Public History
"NCPH inspires public engagement with the past and serves the needs of practitioners in putting history to work in the world by building community among historians, expanding professional skills and tools, fostering critical reflection on historical practice, and publicly advocating for history and historians."
history  public  communication  community  engagement  academic 
november 2014 by tsuomela
301 Moved Permanently
"FromThePage is free software that allows volunteers to transcribe handwritten documents on-line. It's easy to index and annotate subjects within a text using a simple, wiki-like mark-up. Users can discuss difficult writing or obscure words within a page to refine their transcription. The resulting text is hosted on the web, making documents easy to read and search."
digital-humanities  crowdsourcing  community  transcript  manuscript 
july 2014 by tsuomela
Public Lab: a DIY environmental science community
"Public Lab is a community where you can learn how to investigate environmental concerns. Using inexpensive DIY techniques, we seek to change how people see the world in environmental, social, and political terms."
citizen-science  civic-science  diy  science  environment  community 
march 2014 by tsuomela
A normative explanation of antisocial punishment
"While much research shows that people punish free-riders, recent studies find evidence that people also engage in antisocial punishment. That is, they sometimes punish those who contribute generously to collective actions. Such sanctioning is puzzling because generous individuals increase the welfare of all group members. When and why are such individuals punished? In this paper, we propose that descriptive norms are part of the explanation. People may sanction those whose behavior is atypical – even when that behavior benefits the group. We test our theory with a laboratory experiment. We examine the effect of descriptive norms on sanctioning of generous and stingy deviants and find that descriptive norms encourage antisocial punishment, but not punishment of free-riders."
social-psychology  norms  behavior  conformity  altruism  sharing  community  pro-social  anti-social 
july 2013 by tsuomela
Why good deeds don’t go unpunished | Ars Technica
"So it appears that nonconformity is a bit of a double-standard, at least under these specific circumstances. We always dislike free-riders, but we will also punish cooperators when their behavior is particularly atypical."
social-psychology  norms  behavior  conformity  altruism  sharing  community 
july 2013 by tsuomela
Outage after Marathon Bombings Prompts Emergency Network Proposal | MIT Technology Review
"When professional responders are performing their vital jobs but others cannot easily communicate, these approaches can empower citizens, not-for-profits, and companies, helping them communicate and possibly provide other necessary assistance. In this mutual aid configuration, the more people affected, the more possibilities there are for those people to contribute resources, helping create a disruption-tolerant, delay-tolerant network—a form of scaling that is impractical for the traditional model."
disaster  communication  crisis  community  informal  emergency 
june 2013 by tsuomela
The Paradox of the Proof | Project Wordsworth
"On August 31, 2012, Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki posted four papers on the Internet. The titles were inscrutable. The volume was daunting: 512 pages in total. The claim was audacious: he said he had proved the ABC Conjecture, a famed, beguilingly simple number theory problem that had stumped mathematicians for decades. Then Mochizuki walked away. He did not send his work to the Annals of Mathematics. Nor did he leave a message on any of the online forums frequented by mathematicians around the world. He just posted the papers, and waited."
mathematics  proof  warrant  community  peer-review  sociology  fame  prestige 
may 2013 by tsuomela
Yitang Zhang Proves 'Landmark' Theorem in Distribution of Prime Numbers | Simons Foundation
"On April 17, a paper arrived in the inbox of Annals of Mathematics, one of the discipline’s preeminent journals. Written by a mathematician virtually unknown to the experts in his field — a 50-something lecturer at the University of New Hampshire named Yitang Zhang — the paper claimed to have taken a huge step forward in understanding one of mathematics’ oldest problems, the twin primes conjecture. Editors of prominent mathematics journals are used to fielding grandiose claims from obscure authors, but this paper was different. Written with crystalline clarity and a total command of the topic’s current state of the art, it was evidently a serious piece of work, and the Annals editors decided to put it on the fast track."
mathematics  proof  warrant  community  peer-review  sociology  fame  prestige 
may 2013 by tsuomela
[1304.3480] Friendship Paradox Redux: Your Friends Are More Interesting Than You
"Feld's friendship paradox states that "your friends have more friends than you, on average." This paradox arises because extremely popular people, despite being rare, are overrepresented when averaging over friends. Using a sample of the Twitter firehose, we confirm that the friendship paradox holds for >98% of Twitter users. Because of the directed nature of the follower graph on Twitter, we are further able to confirm more detailed forms of the friendship paradox: everyone you follow or who follows you has more friends and followers than you. This is likely caused by a correlation we demonstrate between Twitter activity, number of friends, and number of followers. In addition, we discover two new paradoxes: the virality paradox that states "your friends receive more viral content than you, on average," and the activity paradox, which states "your friends are more active than you, on average." The latter paradox is important in regulating online communication. It may result in users having difficulty maintaining optimal incoming information rates, because following additional users causes the volume of incoming tweets to increase super-linearly. While users may compensate for increased information flow by increasing their own activity, users become information overloaded when they receive more information than they are able or willing to process. We compare the average size of cascades that are sent and received by overloaded and underloaded users. And we show that overloaded users post and receive larger cascades and they are poor detector of small cascades."
social-networks  friendship  connection  community  twitter  mathematics 
april 2013 by tsuomela
The Locust Economy
"Thinking about locusts and the behavior of customers around services like Groupon, I’ve become convinced that the phrase “sharing economy” is mostly a case of putting lipstick on a pig. What we have here is a locust economy. Let me explain what that means."
economics  sharing  commons  metaphor  community 
april 2013 by tsuomela
An ye shall know us by our hobbies | Notional Slurry
"What hap­pens is that you stop being part of your Gen­er­a­tion. My wife and I are not really part of any Gen­er­a­tion, X or otherwise—we’re a demo­graphic subspecies. If you needed to name us, it would be OK to call us the Hob­by­ists. Those of you who are not us should fear us. I meet more of us all the time; I like us, because we’re inter­est­ing and talk­ing with the oth­ers among us suf­fuses me with glee."
hobbies  amateur  feedback  community  generation  mortality 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Digital Learning Is Like a Snow Leopard (Real, Beautiful, Rare and Maybe To Be Outdated by a New Operating System) | Easily Distracted
"What gives a digital camera a special kind of capacity for auto-didactic learning? Two things: speed and cost. As in fast and none. Add to that an unusually robust communicative infrastructure for sharing, circulating and viewing photographs, so that aspirant photographers will always have a very large, responsive community of fellow learners available to them."
photography  digital  technology-effects  technology  hobbies  amateur  feedback  online  community  learning 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy | PandoDailyPandoDaily
"This is where the real sharing economy comes in. It is more than just VC-backed Internet startups. It’s a tectonic shift in how the economy works. As society changes from a top-down factory model of organization to a peer-to-peer network model, how we produce, consume, and interact will be radically transformed. At its simplest, the sharing economy is the decentralization of economic power brought on by new technology, new and revived business models, and massive social change. It’s made up of thousands of innovations, some for profit, some nonprofit, and some that thrive in the commons. If we can avert our collective gaze from our latest technology gadgets for a second, we might be able to see the real sharing economy, the one driven by values and tested by time. "
sharing  commons  economics  business-model  community  collaboration  consumption  via:vaguery 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Find Your Local Tool Lending Library
"Explore our map to find your local Tool and Lending Libraries – and start sharing in a trusted location!"
tool  sharing  libraries  map  community 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Electronic Resources & Libraries
"ER&L facilitates the communication and collaboration for information professionals around issues related to managing electronic resources in the digital world."
libraries  community  research  e-librarianship  conference 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Antipode - Virtual Issues - Wiley Online Library
"To celebrate Katherine Gibson’s 2012 Antipode RGS-IBG lecture, ‘Take Back the Economy, Any Time, Any Place: Pedagogies for Securing Community Economies’, we’re pleased to present this virtual issue, ‘Imagining and Enacting Community Economies’."
journal  economics  societies  community  geography  academic  research  open-access 
february 2013 by tsuomela
An Imagined Community | Jacobin
"To root left politics in the communal identity of states and regions may seem anachronistic, and it cuts against a common socialist and Marxist preoccupation with rooting politics in the workplace. But just as the sociological working class of Old Left imagination was only a particular idiosyncratic manifestation of the underlying structural opposition between capital and labor, so too the identification between class politics and action at the point of production is tied to a particular historical era. Struggles over urban development, environmental justice, or the welfare state are just as much class struggles as are strikes or other workplace actions. Hence it is necessary to imagine a political identity that encompasses the entire dynamic of production and reproduction beyond the factory floor. In recognition of this fact, many activists today speak vaguely about “the community”. But better to give the community a name, a place, a history, and a set of symbols that can be drawn on as part of a political struggle — hence, the Wisconsin Idea."
politics  community  leftism  radical 
december 2012 by tsuomela
My Common Education: Lessons From Open Field | On the Commons
"In “My Common Education” Sarah Schultz describes Open Field, the Walker Art Center’s innovative experiment in offering an open space to the community as a commons where creativity of all kinds is encouraged. Sarah Peters in the story below, “When Bad Things Don’t Happen”, describes what could have gone wrong, and why it didn’t. Schultz is director of education and curator of public practice at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Peters is an independent writer, educator and arts programmer. These are reprinted from the new book Open Field: Conversations on the Commons, an absorbing collection from many authors exploring issues of the arts, the commons, public space and community co-creation raised by Open Field. OTC will be running several more excerpts from the book in the coming weeks"
art  museum(Walker)  commons  collaboration  peer-production  open-space  education  community 
november 2012 by tsuomela
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