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Theorizing the Web

Theorizing the Web is an inter- and non-disciplinary annual conference that brings together scholars, journalists, artists, activists, and commentators to ask big questions about the interrelationships between the Web and society. We deeply value public engagement, and consider insights from academics, non-academics, and non-“tech theorists” alike to be equally valuable. I attended to speak on […]


Codesign Spring 2014 Presentations

I had the honor of TAing this past semester of the Codesign Studio out of the MIT Media Lab with Sash, Bex, and Aditi. The topic this round was COUNTERSURVIELLANCE, and our project partners ranged from the EFF to the Guardian project to Transition House. The final presentations were amazing (as was the rest of […]


MIT Knight Civic Media day 2

The MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference ran today, and will continue tomorrow. You can see the live blogs on the Civic blog. The Internet, we are often told, has changed everything, from business and government to news and civics. But the Internet itself is changing as well. Revelations about widespread government and corporate surveillance make clear […]


MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference

The MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference ran today, and will continue tomorrow. You can see the live blogs on the Civic blog. The Internet, we are often told, has changed everything, from business and government to news and civics. But the Internet itself is changing as well. Revelations about widespread government and corporate surveillance make clear […]


Global Lives

The Global Lives Project is a video library of life experience, designed to cultivate empathy across cultures. We curate an ever-expanding collection of films that faithfully capture 24 continuous hours in the lives of individuals from around the world. We explore the diversity of human experience through the medium of video, and encourage discussion, reflection, […]


IndieWeb

Some friends of mine have been advocating for this rad thing called IndieWeb. It’s a way of regaining control of your information, data, and profile online. This is my first pass at explaining what it is they’re up to. Embed code for prezi: <iframe src=”http://prezi.com/embed/szh6k4_xzfdu/?bgcolor=ffffff&amp;lock_to_path=0&amp;autoplay=0&amp;autohide_ctrls=0&amp;features=undefined&amp;disabled_features=undefined” width=”550″ height=”400″ frameBorder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozAllowFullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>


Ivan Sigal of Global Voices

Berkman Luncheon with Ivan. I am exploring the effects of citizen media and social movements, within the lens of Global Voices coverage and activism, with an eye toward developing future editorial practices. The world is now saturated with media content, and attention is scarce almost everywhere. The fact of saturation and the ease of production […]