Tag: future of civic media

by Mark Glaser

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — After the announcement of the Knight News Challenge winners came the first “plenary session” at the Future of News and Civic Media Conference. The topic is “Crowdbuilding,” with the following panelists: Chris Csikszentmihalyi is director of the MIT Center for Future Civic Media. Gabriella Coleman is an anthropologist who studies the ethics […] more »

by Andrew Whitacre

Yesterday colleagues of mine at MIT were brainstorming plenaries for an upcoming media conference. Data visualization came up, but each of us grumbled. “Overdone,” one of us said, to nodding heads. We’d done a session on that at every one of our conferences and forums, as had others at theirs. Data visualization had become tragically […] more »

by JD Lasica

Some takeaways from the Future of Civic Media conference, showcasing Knight News Challenge winners, that ended yesterday at the MIT Media Lab in Boston: • All in all, it was a fascinating gathering of some of the real thought leaders who will be driving new media forward in the coming years. The program grew stronger […] more »